Vatican Corrects ‘Extraordinary Form’ Error in New Constitution | National Catholic Register


“Praedicate evangelium” comes into effect on June 5, Solemnity of Pentecost.

VATICAN CITY — The Vatican has corrected a paragraph in its new constitution that it says erroneously referred to the traditional Latin Mass as the “extraordinary form of the Roman Rite.”

Journalist Diane Montagna reported on March 24 that the wording of the constitution had been changed in Italian text on the Vatican website.

When predicate evangelium was published on March 19, article 93 said that the new Dicastery for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments “deals with the regulation and discipline of the Holy Liturgy with regard to the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite”.

A Vatican official told reporters during a press conference last week that the relevant section of the constitution was drafted before the publication of Traditional custodianspope 2021 document limiting traditional Latin Masses, and was “a typo that should be corrected”.

The paragraph now says: “The Dicastery deals with the regulation and discipline of the sacred liturgy with regard to the use — granted according to the established norms — of the liturgical books prior to the reform of the Second Vatican Council”.

predicate evangeliumwhich took nine years to develop, comes into force on June 5, Solemnity of Pentecost.

Archbishop Marco Mellino, secretary of Pope Francis’ Council of Cardinals, said during a March 21 presentation of the constitution that Article 93 would be corrected “when I find time to submit the new wording to the Holy Father.”

In Traditional custodians and the “answer” which followed, Pope Francis indicated that the Old Mass should no longer be considered the “extraordinary form” of the Roman Rite, a term introduced by his predecessor Benedict XVI in Sommerum Pontificumsound 2007 document liberalize the celebration of traditional Latin masses.


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