“I do not understand this attack. Does the Pope no longer like us in his Church?” Asks Hortens, 42, a follower of the traditional people of Paris. “This is unfair,” says 67-year-old Jean-Pierre, who attends the same church.
To the satisfaction of Orthodox Catholics, in 2007, German Pope Benedict XVI issued an edict widely recognizing the old Mass celebration in Latin.
Returning to this edict, Pope Francis decided that by deciding the church and the days of celebration, the bishops of the dioceses would no longer have the exclusive ability to recognize the masses of the Orthodox.
The Pope considered the concessions made by his predecessor to be used to “strengthen differences and create opposition.”
“What the Pope describes is out of line with our reality,” maintains Father Dufor, a member of the pastoral fraternity of Saint-Pierre de Epinel (Vosges), a community exclusively pronounced in Latin and by missiles. To Vatican II.
Following this congregation in 1970, the local language of worship was adopted by the Catholic Church as the formal form of Mass celebration.
The so-called traditional masses – in Latin, according to the 1962 missile – are still followed in “150 to 170 parishes”, according to the Conference of Bishops of France.
“We have struggled to keep our masses since the 1970s. The edict of Benedict XVI was a relief,” explains the faithful Mary-Theres Djokovic of St. Eugene Saint-Cecil, a Parisian church that celebrates people according to two rites.
“Here, there is no division between communities,” he assures the church.
“No to war”
Pope Francis’ “Motto Proprio” (Order) follows a survey of bishops around the world in 2020 on the effects of his pioneering privileges.
“If Benedict XVI’s Motto Proprio was undeniably satisfied, it would not apply to everyone who has grown up in the community,” the report concludes, with their juices sent to AFP, stating: “The Unity Church of Unity is not fully fulfilled.
“Some Orthodox have had the opportunity to isolate themselves. What Pope Francis is asking them today is not only to abandon traditional rites altogether, but to pronounce the masses in French and show their allegiance to the bishops,” Vincent explains. Newton, Spokesman Conference of Bishops of France.
Some parish priests welcomed the new Motto Proprio with “relief” and noted the divisions between the communities.
“The pope tightens the screws because the faith of unity has failed,” affirms a diocesan priest, who celebrates the mass according to two rites.
He describes the “excesses” of the “center of believers.” “It’s hard to argue with them. Denying it is hypocritical,” says the priest.
Another clergyman, who wants to remain anonymous, points to “epidermal” reactions provoked by some conservatives in any reference to Vatican II.
On Saturday, a demonstration uniting a few believers in front of a nun in Paris was organized by Pykes Litterkick, a “network of Le Catholics affiliated with the Orthodox masses” for which Pope Francis’ decree “makes a real proclamation of war and hatred.”
Can you read the signs held by some protesters who plan to return on Saturday to “Freedom for the Traditional Mass”, “No to War”?
“This team is in a + against + pose, but not + with + a pose. We are not in a fight, but in conversation,” Vincent Nighton replied.
Many bishops, such as Nanterre, Versailles and Bayonne, have already renewed their faith in traditional mass followers.
In Ebenezer, Father Duffer waits for Father to make a decision. “I have faith in the Church,” he asserts, adding: “Whatever the authority, we will abide by it. We are not revolutionaries.”
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