A young seminarian and Deacon, Livinius who has been suffering from leukemia has been ordained to the Catholic priesthood by Bishop Daniele Libanori, auxiliary bishop of Rome diocese, with the approval of Pope Francis.
Sharing photos from the exceptional ordination, an Argentine journalist living in Rome, wrote on Twitter:
Today, at the express request of Pope Francis, Rome’s auxiliary bishop Daniele Libaroni ordained young Livinius, seriously ill with leukemia, into the priesthood, in the halls of the hospital where he’s getting treatment.
Livinius was already a deacon. During the ordination the bishop said: “With this gift the Father wants to support you so that you can fully live the trial to which he called you. As a priest you will be united with Jesus to make your body an offering pleasing to God.”