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An “Agatha Christie” Petition for Our Age: Great Names of Public Life and Culture sign Open Letter in Defense of the Latin Mass

The great news is brought by Damian Thompson, who reports on Twitter/X on the open letter to be published tomorrow at The Times (London):

Thread: Famous names including Bianca Jagger, Lord Lloyd-Webber, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Princess Michael of Kent, Sir Andras Schiff, Tom Holland, Lady Antonia Fraser and many others appeal to the Vatican to save the Traditional Latin Mass in a letter to the Times tomorrow.


Letter implores the Holy See not to impose further 'unnecessary and insensitive' restrictions on the TLM. Other signatories: Sir Nicholas Coleridge, Sir Stephen Hough, Sir Paul Smith, Dame Mitsuko Uchida and one of the letter's organisers, Sir James MacMillan.


Full list of signatories asking Rome to save the Traditional Latin Mass:




Accompanying article by world-famous composer Sir James MacMillan says TLM is a 'jewel that must be treasured and deplores 'petty, philistine authoritarianism' of Vatican faction reportedly trying to ban it.


Astonishing display of support for the old Latin Mass from signatories at the heart of the British establishment: Tristram Hunt, director of the V&A, Sir Nicholas Coleridge, chairman of Historic Royal Palaces, Lord Stirrup, former Chief of the Defence Staff. 


Display of musical support for the TLM is simply dazzling: Kiri Te Kanawa, Andras Schiff, Stephen Hough, Felicity Lott, Ian Bostridge, Mitsuko Uchida, Steven Isserlis, Andrew & Julian Lloyd Webber, Imogen Cooper and Wigmore Hall artistic director John Gilhooly.


Full text of Times letter in support of the TLM with its amazing list of signatories: 


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