After 6 years of its being available in the Latin official text and in Hungarian translation, after complaints from many quarters, the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum of Benedict XVI, which recognized the right of priests to celebrate the Traditional Mass (the Ancient Roman Rite)* and make use of the liturgical books of the Traditional Roman Rite, as they were in force in 1962, is now finally made available in several modern languages:
- Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum [Latin official text]
[Deutsch, English, Español, Français, Italiano, Magyar, Português]
[*Currently available to all priests of the Latin Church, without authorization, except, from tomorrow, to those who are members of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate. Tip: Secretum meum mihi]
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