a redesign for papal Masses in St. Peter's Square!
You got me good Father lol!
But that is old news. The new news on this 1 April is that it will be a Solemn Pontifical Mass with the pope emeritus as deacon.....
This is an evil April fools joke.......I know it is!
As Pope Francis doesn't have any Latin that would be interesting ...Jan
Jan,The Holy Father prays mass in Latin frequently. Moreover, he prays his breviary in Latin. So, I think we can say he "has" some Latin. SS
So is this an April Fools joke or is it accurate?It's a sad state of affairs in the Church when this becomes a joke :/
Steven, thank you for that clarification. I stand corrected.Jan
It is April fools post and it could easily have been applied to St. John Paul II and even Pope Benedict. Although with Pope Benedict it would have been more fun as it is conceivable that he would have celebrated this as pope eventually.
It would have been more believable to read that he was going to place the FSSP under an apostolic commissioner to investigate their order.Then again, that wouldn't be very funny because it is too believable.In fact, none of this is funny. Just sad.
Stephen Surrency,Thank you for correcting that. Yes, Pope Francis says the Office in Latin, as required for priests by the Second Vatican Council.
Indeed, Jan, so far as I know, Pope Francis has used Latin in every single papal Mass he's celebrated at the high altar in St. Peter's Basilica, including in particular the Preface and Eucharistic Prayer said by him, as well as the Ordinary (Gloria, Credo, etc.) sung by the choir. I believe some of these Masses for the most auspicious occasions have been entirely Latin, including the readings.
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