The celebration of Tridentine Mass is forbidden in the Archdiocese of Porto Alegre

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The Metropolitan Archdiocese of Porto Alegre determines that only the liturgical books promulgated by St. Paul VI and St. John Paul II may be used.

Newsroom (August 31, 2021 1:30 PM Gaudium Press) Through a Decree published last Friday, August 27, the Metropolitan Archbishop of Porto Alegre, Monsignor Jaime Spengler, has forbidden priests of the Archdiocese to celebrate Holy Mass using the Roman Missal promulgated by Saint John XXIII in 1962.

Motu Proprio ‘Traditionis Custodes’

In this way, the prelate fulfills what was determined in the Motu Proprio ‘Traditionis Custodes’, about the use of the Roman liturgy before the 1970 reform, written by Pope Francis and published on July 16, 2021. In this document, the pontiff restricts the use of the liturgy prior to the reform of the Second Vatican Council.

“I take the firm decision to revoke all norms, instructions, concessions and customs prior to the present Motu Proprio, and to retain the liturgical books promulgated by the holy Pontiffs Paul VI and John Paul II, in conformity with the decrees of the Second Vatican Council, as the sole expression of the lex orandi of the Roman Rite,” reads an excerpt from the pontifical document.

Sole expression of the lex orandi of the Roman Rite

Bishop Jaime Spengler points out in his instruction that he listened to the Council of Presbyters before determining that in the Archdiocese of Porto Alegre “only expression of the lex orandi of the Roman Rite be used, that is, the liturgical books promulgated by St. Paul VI and St. John Paul II.” (EPC)

Compiled by Zephania Gangl

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