THERE IS A LOT IN THIS INTERVIEW AND PAGES OF POSTS CAN BE WRITTEN ON ALMOST EVERYTHING POPE FRANCIS SAYS. READ THE FULL INTERVIEW HERE, BUT AS FOR TC, READ BELOW my comments. He speaks, though, of priests who want to celebrate the Tridentine Mass as being bi-ritual and needing Vatican approval just as any priest who would want to celebrate a legitimate rite of the Church that is not the one to which he belongs, thus becoming bi-ritual or tri-ritual.
I hate to say this, but every time I read something Pope Francis has written or spoken, off-the-cuff, I scratch my head because his thinking is so convoluted. His answer to the question about the Tridentine Mass is precisely that. It seems he is more open to allowing certain situations to continue while claiming, falsely I believe, that younger priests are wanting to celebrate this Mass for nostalgia. Maybe they want to celebrate it because it makes them feel more priestly is my thought.
There are problems too with the Ordinary Form Mass and its deformations and the nostalgia that so many bishops and priests have for the 1970's as it concerns the "new" Mass. That's a bigger problem in my humble mind.
It seems that at the end of the answer on the Tridentine Mass, the pope either did not complete his statement or Vatican News did not print it.
But here are the questions and answers posed to Pope Francis from a more expansive interview which you can read HERE.
Interviewer: I don’t know if Pope Francis is a man who likes to bang his fist on the table. Would it be possible that the last blow on the table has been the pontifical document limiting the celebration of the ‘Tridentine Masses’? And I also ask you to explain to my audience what the ‘Tridentine Mass’ is, what is it about the Tridentine Mass that is not mandatory.