Denver Newsroom, Jul 4, 2021 / 12:26 pm
A federation that advocates for the Traditional Latin Mass has appealed to Pope Francis to protect it from those "within the Church, including some bishops, who would like to see the Extraordinary Form of the Roman rite explicitly suppressed."
"In 2007, the Apostolic Letter Summorum Pontificum recognised the vitality of the traditional liturgy, the freedom of priests to celebrate it, and of the faithful to request it,” the statement reads. “This has led to an ongoing increase in the number of celebrations of the ancient Latin Mass, and of its spiritual fruits."
The statement came in the form of an advertisement published July 4 in the left-leaning Italian daily newspaper La Repubblica. It was signed by Felipe Alanis Suarez, the president of the international federation Una Voce.
The organization reportedly conducted a survey of Catholics in 364 dioceses in 52 countries on the implementation of Summorum Pontificum.