Pope Francis The Old Mass is Untouchable!
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Ill give you the highlight from the Article.

When asked by the Bishops in a Certain Diocese in Italy to withdraw Summorum Pontificium our Holy Father responded.

"The Old Mass is untouchable"

Sorry the article is in Italian but here is the source

http://www.ilfoglio.it/soloqui/18390#.Ua...Y.facebook


I find it very encouraging that his reply was so brief and to the point. He did not even seem to entertain the idea of taking it away.

Update:  Rorate Caeli has more information
http://rorate-caeli.blogspot.com/2013/05...shops.html

"There were also indiscretions regarding the liturgy.

The Archbishop of Bari, Francesco Cacucci, started it, declaring to Vatican Radio that Pope Francis had exhorted the bishops to "live the relationship with the liturgy with simplicity and without superstructures".

Then, it was the turn of the bishop of Conversano and Monopoli, Domenico Padovano, who told his own clergy that the bishops of Apulia had complained to the Pope about the work of division created within the Church by the defenders of the Mass in the ancient rite.

And how did the Pope answer him?

According to what was mentioned by Bishop Padovano, Francis exhorted him to be careful with the extremisms of certain Traditionalist groups, but also to treasure tradition and allow it to live in the Church along with innovation."
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#2
What, peopel were expecting him to?
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#3
I think there was a lot of fear.
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(05-28-2013, 06:33 PM)nmoerbeek Wrote: "The Old Mass is untouchable"

Deo gratias!
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(05-28-2013, 06:41 PM)Clare Brigid Wrote:
(05-28-2013, 06:33 PM)nmoerbeek Wrote: "The Old Mass is untouchable"

Deo gratias!

Deo gratias!
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#6
Deo gratias! There was a lot of fear.

I'm sure there's an Italian-speaking fishie out there who might be able to translate the context for us...
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#7
That's great news !  "He who has ears, let him hear." 

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#8
Looking at the article again it appears he said this

The bishops of Apulia asking for the withdrawal of the motu proprio Ratzinger. Bergoglio says "no, they serve things new and old"
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#9
Deo Gratias! Thank you for this news.
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(05-28-2013, 06:33 PM)nmoerbeek Wrote: Ill give you the highlight from the Article.

When asked by the Bishops in a Certain Diocese in Italy to withdraw Summorum Pontificium our Holy Father responded.

"The Old Mass is untouchable"

Sorry the article is in Italian but here is the source

http://www.ilfoglio.it/soloqui/18390#.Ua...Y.facebook


I find it very encouraging that his reply was so brief and to the point. He did not even seem to entertain the idea of taking it away.


He (Francis) probably meant he wouldn't touch it with a ten-foot pole...
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