Rorate Caeli

A new altar for the Cathedra of Saint Peter?

A new altar, with a traditional format, has been photographed in the place of the anvil-like iron structure which had been used as an altar under the Cathedra of Saint Peter, in Saint Peter's Basilica, since the time of the destruction of the Traditional altar (cf. our post "Liturgical Renewal at Saint Peter's: How does an altar disappear?").

The new altar is still a freestanding structure, but it is an improvement. However, when will the Traditional altar be put back in its place? Its destruction remains one of the most symbolic acts of the entire "liturgical renewal" and is a stain in the record of the Wojtyla pontificate.