The church and convent of Trinità dei Monti in Rome will be entrusted, as of 1 September 2016, to Communauté de l’Emmanuel, a public international association of faithful of pontifical right, founded in France in 1972. To sum up, these are the contents of an ‘‘avenant’’ ‘additional clause’, which has been signed this morning, July 25, 2016, at the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican, by the Holy See and by the French Republic, respectively represented by Msgr. Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States, and S.E. Mr. Philippe Zeller, French Ambassador to the Holy See. The clause is added to the diplomatic Conventions of 14 May and 8 September 1828 and the “Avenants” of 4 May, 1974, of 21 January 1999, and of 12 July 2005, which relate to the church and convent of Trinità dei Monti.
On behalf of the Holy See, the solemn act was attended by Msgr. Antoine Camilleri, Under-Secretary for Relations with States; Msgr. Joseph Murphy, Msgr. Fabrice Rivet, and Msgr. Waldemar Sommertag, and Father Landousies Jean P., C. M., officials of the Secretariat of State. On behalf of the French Republic, in the Vatican were present: Mr. François-Xavier Tilliette, Minister Counselor of the Embassy of France to the Holy See; Father P. Bernard Ardura, O.Praem., Director of the Pious Establishments of France in Rome and Loreto; Mr. Laurent Landete, General Moderator of Communauté de l’Emmanuel; Mr. Pierre-François Graffin, from Communauté de l’Emmanuel, and Father Marie-Dominique David, from Communauté de l’Emmanuel.
“Recalling the French character of the above mention Trinità dei Monti – explains a note by the Bulletin of the Holy See -, this international agreement expresses recognition for the work carried out there by the Order of the Minimums from the fifteenth to the eighteenth century, the Society of the Sacred heart of Jesus from the nineteenth century to 2006, and by Monastique Fraternité des Frères de Jerusalem and the monastique Fraternité des Soeurs de Jerusalem since 2006. Taking note of the impossibility for these monastic fraternity to continue this mission, the church and convent of Trinità dei Monti – the statement concludes – are entrusted, as of 1 September 2016, to Communauté de l’Emmanuel.”