In India and with one of its Eastern Rite Churches, Latinization of this Rite’s Liturgy has taken place since Vatican II, so much so, that their Liturgy began to be celebrated facing the people, a breach in their tradition in the East. It was and is also a breach in the Latin Rite’s tradition too!!!
Like many of us Latin Rite Catholics who are rediscovering our Tradition of liturgical orientation, so has the Eastern Rite of the Indian Church.
Most stunning of all, Pope Francis approved and wants to enforce the unified way this rite will celebrate the Liturgy and ad orientem at that. Pope Francis is threatening sanctions against those clergy and others who want the irreverent orientation of Mass, facing the congregation, and forms, in an obvious way there, irreverent and sacrilegious Catholics!
But one loud and irreverent group in this Eastern Rite Church refuses to celebrate the Liturgy ad orientem!
And to prove how Catholics, either in the west or the east, have lost their sense of reverence and respect for the sacred as a result of celebrating the Mass facing the congregation, this is what these Catholics who hate ad orientem did as reported by the Pillar: