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For the record: Important news
French news agency says "Motu proprio has been signed"

The French religious news agency I.Media, based in Rome, confirms today that the information published yesterday by the Italian papal news website Petrus is for the most part accurate and that the motu proprio liberalizing the Traditional Latin Mass has been signed; details regarding the date of the document and a possible press conference are also explained by the director of the Holy See Press Office, Father Federico Lombardi.


Vatican - Agence I.MEDIA - 15 June 2007

The Motu Proprio liberalizing the Tridentine Rite has been signed by Benedict XVI

[Main excerpts:]

The Motu Proprio which will liberalize the Tridentine Mass has been signed by Benedict XVI and will be published very soon. An explanatory letter addressed to all the Bishops of the world will be joined to the text, Vatican sources close to the dossier have confirmed.

... Benedict XVI signed the document "a while ago", [the sources] have confided.

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If "a precise date has been chosen" for its publication, it is still kept secret in the Vatican, it has been explained to I.MEDIA. While it is close, it would seem more prudent "to speak of weeks, instead of days".


... Father Federico Lombardi has for his part confirmed the information to I.MEDIA, without specifying the date of publication. He has not wished to confirm the fact that the document could be presented in a press conference at the Vatican. "I cannot tell things until they are confirmed and may be communicated, which I usually do by way of the Bulletin of the Press Office".

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According to some Vatican rumors, the document could be published when Pope Benedict begins his Castel Gandolfo vacation, in late July [Rorate Cæli note: the Pope's late summer vacation this year at Castel Gandolfo will begin on July 28]. [The publication of] important and delicate documents [by the Holy See] during summer and vacations has already happened [in the past]. Such was the case of the Letter to the Bishops of the Catholic Church on the collaboration of men and women in the Church and in the world, of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, released in late July 2004.

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8 comments:

Ambrosius said...

All this "very soon" business. If everyone and his brother is being told about this, why not just ... publish it now?!

Ambrosius said...

Fr. Lombardi, for those who don't know, is the director of Vatican Radio, who previously told Kath.net "this year" on the MP

Ambrosius said...

So, wait -- which vacation? The early one, or the late one? They run one into the other, do they not?

Moretben said...

I hope somebody gives you the scoop, New Catholic. You deserve it.

New Catholic said...

You are very kind, Moretben.

Meanwhile... for the record, and I will place it here in the comment box, though ANSA is claimed as the original source: "The document ... will 'have three pages', according to the same [Vatican] source".
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[El documento ... será de "de tres páginas", de acuerdo con la misma fuente.]

http://tinyurl.com/38dcc2

Simon-Peter Vickers-Buckley said...

Yes, I totally second that: and, for the record, any person who knows New catholic (who says of himself nothing more than "please pray for me") and actually becomes aware of the release of the MP and does not inform NC by comment box and or by mail that is e, is a total rotter!

It's called loyalty.

Post the basics on your own blog if you want, but send them for the full story here!

Nathan said...

+JMJ+

Another report out of Rome—ADISTA is reporting a 9 July date for the Motu Proprio, H/T to AngelQueen:

IMMINENTE IL "MOTU PROPRIO" CHE DÀ
IL VIA LIBERA ALLA MESSA TRIDENTINA

33932. CITTÀ DEL VATICANO-ADISTA. Il Motu proprio di Benedetto XVI riguardante la liberalizzazione della messa tridentina di San Pio V, sul quale si vocifera da mesi (v. Adista nn. 65, 73, 77, 85/06 e 3, 23/07), sarà pubblicato entro il 9 luglio. Dopo una serie di “falsi allarmi”, che davano il documento in uscita già prima di Pasqua, ora il “quotidiano online sul Pontificato di Benedetto XVI” Petrus, capitanato dal giornalista Gianluca Barile, annuncia in “esclusiva” che esso “è pronto, sta per essere tradotto in diverse lingue e sarà pubblicato prima della partenza di Benedetto XVI per le vacanze estive. Il testo – si legge nell’articolo di Petrus – è già stato firmato dal pontefice, che ha anche redatto una lunga lista esplicativa, di carattere teologico, ‘indirizzata a tutti i vescovi del mondo’, così come si può leggere nell’introduzione, perché possano accogliere con serenità e pazienza questo documento”. Il Motu proprio, continua l’articolo, sarà presentato in conferenza stampa dai cardinali Francis Arinze, Darío Castrillón Hoyos e Julián Herranz.Il ritardo nella pubblicazione del testo, spiega Petrus, sarebbe dovuto a “forti resistenze in alcuni settori del clero”, specialmente in Francia. A confermare questa volta la notizia della imminente uscita è, sempre nell’articolo in questione, mons. Nicola Bux, teologo amico del papa, collaboratore della Congregazione per la Dottrina della Fede, docente alla Facoltà Teologica pugliese nonché autore dell’Instrumentum laboris per il Sinodo sull’Eucaristia, ma anche, in passato, accusato di plagio (v. Adista n. 67/05): “Direi che è questione di giorni”, ha detto.
A far pensare che l’annuncio di Petrus sia verosimile è anche un accenno sulla questione fatto dal segretario di Stato vaticano card. Tarcisio Bertone in un’ampia intervista sul viaggio del papa ad Aparecida, rilasciata ad Avvenire il 3 giugno scorso. Ad una domanda conclusiva sul Motu proprio, Bertone ha risposto: “Credo che non si dovrà aspettare molto per vederlo pubblicato. Il papa è personalmente interessato affinché questo avvenga. Lo spiegherà in una sua lettera di accompagnamento, sperando in una serena ricezione”. (ludovica eugenio)

In Christ,

New Catholic said...

Yes, we had seen it this morning, but did not see any reason to take that date at face value. As always, we caution against specific dates, if only for the unnecessary impatience they foster.

It is probable that there shall be a press conference for the announcement of the document, so the date of its release will probably be known beforehand.

Thank you.