The day after the motu proprio was issued, the French bishops’ conference reaffirmed the bishops’ intention to pursue dialogue with these communities.
“I was quite prepared to retire in Hong Kong … but I was severely attacked by the pro-Beijing mass media … and I was very worried that I may be arrested and prosecuted.”
English Cardinal Nichols to Grant Faculties to Priests Fulfilling Conditions of ‘Traditionis Custodes’
In his email to priests, Cardinal Nichols said that he was committed to ensuring that Masses in Westminster diocese were celebrated reverently and following the liturgical books.
The judges who make up the People’s Supreme Court are elected by the National Assembly of the People’s Power, a one-party legislative body which also elects the country's president.
In the video filmed in front of the high altar at Melbourne’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Archbishop Comensoli said that Pope Francis wanted the current Roman Missal to be more “strongly emphasized, so that it might be an expression of the unity of the Church throughout the world.”
The motu proprio, which entered into force the day it was released, said that it is a bishop’s “exclusive competence” to authorize Traditional Latin Masses in his diocese.
Weigel argues that “in many American parishes where the Extraordinary Form has been offered as well as the more common Ordinary Form, the unity of the Church has not been impaired."
‘I cannot judge [the questionnaire], but only suspect that there was considerable misunderstanding (or perhaps even manipulation) in the process,’ he said of the survey that the Pope Francis said guided the new instructions.
Archbishop Dionisio Guillermo García Ibáñez asked Our Lady to assure Cubans that Christ ‘always accompanies us.’