Popes Consecrating Bishops of Other Rites
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This really doesn't fit into the category of Theology and Philosophy but I couldn't think of a better place to put it.  Does anyone know what the practice is when a pope consecrates a bishop who belongs to another rite?  Does the pope usually consecrate according to the Latin Rite or according to the rite of the candidate to the episcopacy? 
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#2
The Pope is supreme pontiff of all rites of the Catholic Church. He can do what is necessary for the good of the Church. 
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(07-25-2015, 12:54 AM)Poche Wrote: The Pope is supreme pontiff of all rites of the Catholic Church. He can do what is necessary for the good of the Church. 

I know.  My question was if there was a particular practice in place. 
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It is almost never done, because ideally a bishop should be consecrated by bishops of his own ritual tradition.  However, John Paul II did act as principal consecrator of Cardinal Lubachivsky in 1979.  The Byzantine Rite was used.

http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/bishop/bluba.html
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(07-26-2015, 05:30 PM)spasiisochrani Wrote: The Byzantine Rite was used.

I find that hard to believe.

While it certainly would not be illicit for the Pope to use a rite that is not his own, it would be quite odd to do so. Given the amount of training necessary for the proper celebration of the Latin Rite, and knowing that the Eastern rites tend to be much more ornate in their ritual, such celebration would require a huge amount of study on the part of the celebrant, and a huge amount of direction from MCs.

It just seems such a practical nightmare, it would not be done.
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(07-26-2015, 06:06 PM)MagisterMusicae Wrote:
(07-26-2015, 05:30 PM)spasiisochrani Wrote: The Byzantine Rite was used.

I find that hard to believe.

So don't believe it.  A link to the news story is here:

http://www.ukrweekly.com/old/archive/1999/459914.shtml

Remember, John Paul II was a Pole who could speak Ukrainian, and who celebrated the Byzantine Divine Liturgy twice during his visit to Ukraine.  Some reports indicate that his mother may have been a Greek Catholic Rusyn. 
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(07-28-2015, 02:10 PM)spasiisochrani Wrote:
(07-26-2015, 06:06 PM)MagisterMusicae Wrote:
(07-26-2015, 05:30 PM)spasiisochrani Wrote: The Byzantine Rite was used.

I find that hard to believe.

So don't believe it.  A link to the news story is here:

http://www.ukrweekly.com/old/archive/1999/459914.shtml

Remember, John Paul II was a Pole who could speak Ukrainian, and who celebrated the Byzantine Divine Liturgy twice during his visit to Ukraine.  Some reports indicate that his mother may have been a Greek Catholic Rusyn.

Fair enough. Thanks for the link. Interesting.
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