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Interesting facts about Abp. Arrigo Pintonello

Interesting facts about Abp. Arrigo Pintonello



In your article Was Siri “the best Pope” you wrote: "Abp. Pintonello offered the new "Mass", like NO “Cardinal” Siri of Genoa did throughout his episcopate at the City Diocese of Expeditor Columbus.

Abp. Pintonello used the new rite of "Paul VI" for "ordinations" (absolutely null and void).

From the biography of Abp. Arrigo Pintonello it follows that he accepted all evil reforms of the Vatican II pseudo-council (some say that he criticized the Vatican II) by paying obedience to four Vatican II pseudo-popes, enjoying salary, pension and privileges of the “retired bishop" of the Vatican II church."

Do you have proofs of that? Like photos, videos, newspapers, testimonies, etc.?



March 17, 2021

Dear Sir or Madam,

It would be nice to learn more about Abp. Arrigo Pintonello, but there is very little information is available about him. Nevertheless, there are some online notes in the public domain from which some conclusions can be drawn.

It is not proven that Abp. Arrigo Pintonello himself ever publicly doubted “papal” status of the Vatican II “popes”.

It is also not proven that he unequivocally rejected the “Second Vatican Council” or the Novus Ordo Missae.

According to catholic-hierarchy.org Abp. Arrigo Pintonello. was principal Co-Consecrator of "Archbishop" Ubaldo Calabresi (1969).


Judging by the date (28 Sep 1969) this "consecration" was performed according to the new rite of "Paul VI" with his approval.

Pope Leo XIII in his pronouncement on Anglican orders teaches: “The Church does not judge about the mind and intention in so far as it is something by its nature internal, but in so far as it is manifested externally she is bound to judge concerning it.” (Apostolicae Curae, September 13, 1896).

Therefore, although we do not judge about Abp. Arrigo Pintonello’s mind and intention, we are bound to judge about his external participation in that Novus Ordo consecration which indicates that he recognized the Vatican II and its liturgical innovations.

Abp. Pintonello died on 8 Jul 2001 in age 92 as Bishop Emeritus of Terracina-Latina, Priverno e Sezze, Italy.

The Novus Ordo hierarchy recognized him a Bishop Emeritus. On the website Ordinariato Militare per l'Italia one can find the name of Abp. Arrigo Pintonello on the list of the Ordinari Militari emeriti. This information was current for March 17, 2021.


Ordinariato Militare per l'Italia
Ordinari Militari emeriti
Serie Cronologica degli Ordinari Militari in Italia
S.E.R. Mons. Arrigo PINTONELLO
dal 03.11.1953 al 16.01.1966

The funeral of Abp. Arrigo Pintonello was held on July 10, 2001. A minister of the funeral service was a Novus Ordo Cardinal Giuseppe Mani (consecrated according to the new rite on Dec 7, 1987) in the church Santa Caterina in Magnanapoli in Rome. The Abp. was buried in the family tomb in Rivale di Pianiga. Source: it.cathopedia

"Morì a Pomezia l'8 luglio 2001 all'età di 92 anni. Il rito funebre fu celebrato il 10 luglio seguente dall'Ordinario Militare in Italia Giuseppe Mani, nella chiesa di Santa Caterina in Magnanapoli a Roma. Fu sepolto nella tomba di famiglia a Rivale di Pianiga."

One more interesting fact about Abp. Arrigo Pintonello

According to PREZIDENZA DELLA REPUBLICA Abp. Arrigo Pintonello on November 20, 1963 was awarded the title of the Knight of the Grand Cross Order of Merit of the Italian Republic - Cavaliere di Gran Croce Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana.


PINTONELLO S.E. Rev.ma Mons. Arrigo
Cavaliere di Gran Croce Ordine al Merito della Repubblica Italiana
Arcivescovo Ordinario Militare
Data del conferimento: 20/11/1963

The Order of Merit of the Italian Republic is the highest ranking honor of the Republic, it is awarded for "merit acquired by the nation" in the fields of literature, the arts, economy, public service, and social, philanthropic and humanitarian activities and for long and conspicuous service in civilian and military careers. Was founded as the senior order of knighthood by the second President of the Italian Republic, Luigi Einaudi in 1951.

Some Recipients of the Grand Cross with Collar: Source: wikipedia

9 May 1958 United Kingdom – Queen Elizabeth II (1952–), the Supreme Governor of the Church of England.

25 September 1963 Ghana – President Kwame Nkrumah (1960–1966)

Kwame Nkrumah was a Ghanaian politician and revolutionary. He was the first Prime Minister and President of Ghana, having led the Gold Coast to independence from Britain in 1957. An influential advocate of Pan-Africanism, Nkrumah was a founding member of the Organization of African Unity and winner of the Lenin Peace Prize from the Soviet Union in 1962.

21 October 1965 Poland – Chairman of the Council of State Edward Ochab (1964–1968).

Edward Ochab was a Polish communist politician and top leader of Poland between March and October 1956.

2 October 1969 Yugoslavia – President Josip Broz Tito (1953–1980)

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21 May 1973 Romania – President of the State Council Nicolae Ceausescu (1967–1989)

Nicolae Ceaușescu was a Romanian communist politician and dictator. He was the general secretary of the Romanian Communist Party from 1965 to 1989, and the second and last Communist leader of Romania. He was also the country's head of state from 1967, serving as President of the State Council and from 1974 concurrently as President of the Republic, until his overthrow and execution in the Romanian Revolution in December 1989, part of a series of anti-Communist and anti-Soviet uprisings in Eastern Europe that year.

8 June 1973 Saudi Arabia – King Faisal (1964–1975)

Faisal bin Abdulaziz Al Saud was King of Saudi Arabia and Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques from 2 November 1964 to 25 March 1975.

17 December 1980 Yugoslavia – President Cvijetin Mijatović (1980–1981)

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14 October 1981 Mozambique – President Samora Machel (1975–1986)

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12 May 1989 Poland – President Wojciech Jaruzelski (1989–1990)

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2 May 1997 Uzbekistan – President Islam Karimov (1991–2016)

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4 May 1997 Kazakhstan – President Nursultan Nazarbayev (1990–2019)

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11 April 2000 Morocco – King Mohammed VI (1999–)

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26 April 2000 Qatar – Emir Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani (1995–2013)

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9 February 2001 Jordan – King Abdullah II (1999–)

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Therefore, based on the information that is available on these sites: Catholic-Hierarchy, PREZIDENZA DELLA REPUBLICA, Ordinariato Militare per l'Italia, Itcathopedia and Wikipedia, a conclusion can be drawn that Abp. Arrigo Pintonello was (until his death):

  1. A high ranking bishop of the Novus Ordo church;
  2. The Knight of the Grand Cross Order of Merit of the Italian Republic (he enjoyed this political chivalry along with the Protestant and Muslim kings and Communist dictators).

Fr. Valerii

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