Messina, the S. Maria Assunta community of Faro Superiore has a new parish priest. Here are all the archbishop’s appointments


By John

The Rogationist Orazio Anastasi is the new parish priest of the S. Maria Assunta community in Faro Superiore. The appointment, made necessary due to the precarious state of health of father Filippo Lucianettihistoric leader of the community for 35 years, was announced by the archbishop Giovanni Accolla and the religious will make his canonical entry on January 18th at 5.30 pm. Born in Messina in 1957, Father Anastasi rcj was ordained a priest on 28 June 1986 – the year of the Rogationist Eucharistic Centenary – in the cathedral of Messina through the laying on of hands of the then archbishop Ignazio Cannavò.

After his classical high school diploma he obtained a licentiate in Ecclesiology at the Pontifical Lateran University with a thesis on “Consecrated Life in the Particular Church 50 years after Vatican II”. As a deacon he attended the Italian Solidarity Center in Rome directed by Don Mario Picchi and subsequently worked on the rehabilitation and social reintegration of young people with substance addiction in Rome, Messina and Catania. Engaged in youth and vocational animation from 1986 to 2004 in Palermo, Francofonte and Messina, he then took over the coordination of the Cristo Re and Annibale Di Francia institutes in the city of the Strait. He was parochial vicar and parish priest of the communities of S. Maria delle Grazie in Bordonaro and Madonna delle Lacrime in the village Padre Annibale – Santo Bordonaro from 2011 to 2018. He is currently engaged in the pastoral ministry of Confessions in the Basilica of S. Antonio and in the Association of social solidarity “Rogazionisti Cristo Re onlus” which promotes the activities of the Mensa S. Annibale and the shelter for the homeless of the Cristo Re Institute, together with the family homes for minors and the housing communities for the social inclusion of children . He is the diocesan secretary of the Coordination of Men’s Religious Institutes (Cism). The appointment of Father Anastasi is an expression of the renewed dialogue between the Messina Rogationist congregation led by the provincial superior Father Antonio Leuci and Archbishop Accolla.

The other tasks assigned by Msgr. Accept concern father Michele Chiofalodeputy director of the diocesan liturgical office, Father Richard Kashindi Assumani, parochial vicar of the San Giovanni Battista community of Larderia, Don Rocco Tasca Salesian, confessor of the Cathedral Basilica of S. Maria Assunta e Don Luciano Zampetti, ecclesiastical assistant of the San Francesco di Paola brotherhood, linked to the Santa Maria dell’Arco community of which he is parish priest. In the province, father Giovanni Giannetto of the Regular Third Order – former parish vicar of the community of S. Maria Addolorata – S. Andrea Avellino of Messina – was appointed parish administrator of the community of Santa Margherita Virgin and Martyr of Calvaruso – Villafranca Tirrena; his brother arrives in his place Fernando Mihndukulasuriya A. Sachita Udayanga. Father Andrè Serge Assiga is the new parochial vicar of the community of San Pietro Apostolo and Santa Maria del Rosario of San Pier Niceto, Father Victor Arnaud Nkodo Figui he will support the parish priest of the S. Maria Assunta community of Rometta mare Don Fabio Cattafi And Father Paschal Uchenna Uzzih he is the parochial vicar of the Santa Maria Assunta community of Novara di Sicilia.