Rorate Caeli

Italian rumors

As first reported here in July, Andrea Tornielli confirmed yesterday the post-November (early December) nomination of Cardinal Cañizares Llovera, of Toledo, as the new Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments.

The current Prefect, Cardinal Arinze, confirmed today the Pope's acceptance of the new ¨alternatives¨ to ¨Ite, missa est¨ and is pondering, after having consulted the bishops around the world, a change in the position of the ¨sign of peace¨ in the Mass of Paul VI (farewell interview to L´Osservatore Romano).

The future position of Archbishop Malcolm Ranjith is unknown at the moment, though, as also reported here last April, his return to his native Sri Lanka is quite probable.

2 comments:

Thomasso said...

According to today's Bollettino, the Holy Father met Cardinal Arinze this morning in audience:

"22.11.2008

LE UDIENZE

Il Santo Padre ha ricevuto questa mattina in Udienza:

Em.mo Card. Francis Arinze, Prefetto della Congregazione per il Culto Divino e la Disciplina dei Sacramenti, in occasione della presentazione della terza edizione tipica del Messale Romano;"

I was a bit confused about what appears to be the purpose of the audience: the presentation of the third edition of the MR (my Italian is not good, so I may have mis-read this.) I am confused because I thought the third edition had been presented in Pope John Paul II's reign and it's that edition that is being currently translated by ICEL.

If the only changes are to the 'Ite Missa Est', would that constitute a revision to the third edition, rather than a fourth edition?

Jordanes said...

Cardinal Arinze presented a copy of a new, corrected version of the third typical edition -- this new version was printed a few months ago.

The audience was, perhaps, also the occasion for certain other matters . . . .