BREAKING: Pope Francis tells Italian Bishops he plans to abolish Summorum Pontificum
Justin Haggerty | The Daily Knight
Close sources to the CEI, Italian Conference of Bishops, from Messa in Latino, have reported that Pope Francis spoke to the Italian bishops yesterday during the start of the conference. The meeting was closed to the media, but His Holiness' statements have been developing:
"It is, for the moment, still fragmentary news, coming from our multiple sources within the CEI [Italian Conference of Bishops] and bishops, but it seems that yesterday (May 24, 2021) the Pope, addressing the Italian bishops at the opening of the annual assembly of the CEI ( and in a subsequent meeting with a group of them), announced the imminent reform for the worse of the Motu proprio Summorum Pontificum."
From what is known, it would be a return to the indult -- with a prior authorization of the bishop [as under the motu proprio Ecclesia Dei], or of the Vatican -- with all that it entails, that is, a reintroduction of the prohibition of the celebration according to the Missal of St John XXIII, so many denials of authorizations, and the ghettoization, in practice, of the priests and faithful attached to the old rite."
Would this be an action by the Vatican upon the death of Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI?
Original report by Messa In Latino, here.
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