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You Report - Mexico: Traditional Mass & Confirmations celebrated for first time after Summorum by residential bishop in his own Cathedral

Our friends at Una Voce México send us this detailed report of a historic event:

Archbishop Alberto Suarez Inda of Morelia celebrated a Solemn High Traditional mass on Christmas Eve at his cathedral in the city of Morelia (state of Michoacán, Mexico). This marks the first Traditional Mass a Mexican residential bishop celebrates in his cathedral since the motu propio Summorum Pontificum was promulgated in 2007.

Before the mass, Archbishop Suarez Inda also conferred the sacrament of Confirmation to two young women of the Latin Mass community of Morelia.

The TLM apostolate started in september of 2011 with a Sunday mass at the "Señor de la Columna" chapel and is currently served by diocesan priests with the help of the archbishop under the provisions of the motu propio.

Also important to mention is that when the TLM apostolate in Morelia started, Archbishop Suarez Inda made sure to express his support for it by celebrating the first mass and that this constituted the first TLM celebrated by a Mexican bishop since in at least the last 40 years.

On behalf of Una Voce Mexico we wish to express our public gratitude to Archbishop Suarez Inda, the group of chaplains of the TLM community and the canons of the Morelia Cathedral of the Transfiguration of the Lord for making possible the return of the Traditional Latin Mass to one of the most important and beautiful cathedrals in our country and hope this will be the first of many more celebrations in the future.