The superior general of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter says he is ‘happy and relieved’ by Pope Francis’ decision to allow them to continue celebrating the sacraments according to the liturgical books of 1962.
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In a Feb. 21 publication, the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) wrote that Pope Francis had met with two members of the society of apostolic life about a week before he promulgated the decree detailing their continued permission to celebrate Mass with the pre-Vatican II 1962 missal.
An FSSP communique published Feb. 21 said that the Pope met with two members of the fraternity for nearly an hour one week before he promulgated a decree allowing their use of traditional liturgical texts.
The head of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter said the meeting would be to ‘exchange points of view and to see what we can do together’ ahead of any future possible restrictions imposed by the Vatican.
Archbishop Roland Minnerath of Dijon told a group of protesters, in explaining his decision, ‘you will have a new motu proprio’ in the coming days or weeks.
Joint project of Corpus Christi Watershed and the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter aims to teach people how to make sacred music at Mass and vespers come alive in parishes.
Over the last decade, the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter, which celebrates the traditional Latin Mass, has expanded in North America.
Father Andrzej Komorowski was born in Poland in 1975 and ordained in 2006.
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