Rome Newsroom, Aug 10, 2021 / 06:59 am
Cardinal Joseph Zen said Monday he thinks Traditionis custodes may not have a disastrous effect on the celebration of the Traditional Latin Mass, even if he doubts the intentions of some TLM critics closely connected to Pope Francis.
“I think the effect of the motu proprio may not be that devastating,” the cardinal emeritus of Hong Kong said Aug. 9, during a livestreamed event on Pope Francis’ restrictions and “the future of the Traditional Latin Mass.”
Zen said he is pleased that the bishops of Hong Kong, for example, have opted not to make any changes regarding the celebration of the Latin Mass in their diocese. But added that he is worried some people hope the pope’s motu proprio will not only act to regulate that form of the Mass, but be “a process to have it disappear.”
“That’s very worrying, because I think [the Latin Mass] is something very precious and very beneficial for the piety and nourishment of faith,” he stated.