Missal finalized for Pope's visit to UK
Msgr. Guido Marini and the logo for the Pope's visit to the U.K.
Msgr. Guido Marini and the logo for the Pope's visit to the U.K.

.- As the Holy Father's trip to Great Britain approaches, the details of his itinerary are still being hashed out. The Pope's master of liturgical celebrations, Msgr. Guido Marini, was in the United Kingdom last week to finalize certain liturgical aspects of the itinerary and finalize the content of the missal that will be used.

With just over two months to go before Pope Benedict's arrival on British soil, Msgr. Marini has visited all of the locations where the Pope will be leading worship in September, according to the Catholic Bishops' Conference of England and Wales (CBCEW).

In an interview with CBCEW staff, Msgr. Andrew Summersgill, co-coordinator of the papal visit said that Msgr. Marini and three assistants were in Britain last week for four days to personally visit sites on the Pope's schedule and to revisit and finalize texts to be included in the missal for the trip.

Joining the Roman entourage was also Fr. Paul Conroy, coordinator of the Pope's Sept. 16 stop in Scotland, and Msgr. Philip Moger, who is overseeing the liturgies during the entire trip.

The group visited Glasgow, where an outdoor Mass is set to take place; London, where the Pope will lead a prayer vigil in Hyde Park, preside over Mass in Westminster Cathedral and pray with an ecumenical gathering in Westminster Abbey; and Birmingham, where Cardinal John Henry Newman will be beatified in the Cofton Park.

Msgr. Summersgill said that during last week's visit, the group also finalized texts to be included in the Pope's missal, which had been discussed extensively over the course of recent months. Their completion clears the way for publication of the official missal in Rome and makes it possible for organizers to finish the prayer book which will be released for the U.K. visit.

The monsignor reflected on the progress made, saying, "it was a good week and we did a lot of work, and things are moving ahead very nicely with that."

Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages


Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

Synod on the Family October 2014
Synod on the Family October 2014
Preferential option for the poor
God is alive, even in sport
'A forbidden God' named Best Film at the International Catholic Film Festival
Vatican backs a 'Pause for Peace' during World Cup final
The effects of religious violence in Sarajevo 
The origin of Corpus Christi 
Corpus Christi at the Vatican 
Homage to an Indian Cardinal
Train of the Child's Light
New book explaining gestures of the Mass
Encounter between Pope Francis and the Charismatic Renewal in the Spirit Movement.
Religious tensions subside amid Balkan floods
John Paul II Center for Studies on Marriage and Family
Saint John Paul II on cartoon
Syrian Christian refugees
Papal Foundation Pilgrimage
Exorcism or prayer of liberation?
First meeting of Commission for Protection of Minors
Paintings of Saint John Paul II and Saint John XXIII

Liturgical Calendar

July 22, 2014

Saint Mary Magdalene

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 13:24-43


Daily Readings

First Reading:: Mic 7: 14-15, 18-20

Saint of the Day

St. Mary Magdalene »


Homily of the Day

Mt 12:38-42


Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
Text only

Follow us: