Notice of dissociation and fraudulent imposture: “Ecclesia Antiquitus Catholicus” and Fabrizio Rovello

The Abbey-Principality of San Luigi wishes it to be known that it has no connection whatsoever with an entity called “Ecclesia Antiquitus Catholicus”. This entity has established a website at which consists almost entirely of the unauthorized reproduction of copyrighted content stolen verbatim from this website and translated into Italian.

At the sole original page of this website ( is contained a proclamation by “Patriarch General Benedict XVII IN MYNDO FABRIZIO ROVELLO”. This individual is unknown to the Abbey-Principality of San Luigi, is not a member of the San Luigi Orders or of any dependent community under our aegis, and so far as we are concerned, is a fraudulent impostor.

The imposture of Fabrizio Rovello extends to his baseless and impertinent pretence to the titles of San Luigi. By these actions in bad faith, devoid of any credibility or the slightest attempt at justification, he shows himself to be a liar and a man without any sense of honour or Christian morality. “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep’s clothing but inwardly are ravenous wolves.” (Matt. 7:15). Accordingly, we have taken the measure of declaring Fabrizio Rovello vitandus, one who is to be avoided by the faithful.

We note that the links in Rovello’s pages have not been edited and continue to point to this website, which may at least succeed in informing some visitors that he is not what he claims to be.

The Abbey-Principality condemns this behaviour in the strongest terms, believing that it constitutes fraud, theft and the deliberate deception of the public. It has made an official complaint to the free webhost Jimdo, seeking to have its copyrighted material removed. The Abbey-Principality reserves all its rights in law and will pursue this matter further through legal action if necessary.

The only official website of the Abbey-Principality is and remains and no other website has ever been authorized to promulgate information on our behalf save the websites of our dependent churches and related organizations, all of which are linked from this site.