Washington, D.C. Newsroom, Feb 21, 2022 / 16:46 pm
Traditional Latin Mass attendees expressed cautious optimism on Monday after a traditionalist community released a communique detailing their continued permission to celebrate Mass with the pre-Vatican II 1962 missal.
In the Feb. 21 publication, the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) wrote that Pope Francis had met with two members of the society of apostolic life about a week before he promulgated the decree.
“In the course of the audience, the pope made it clear that institutes such as the Fraternity of St. Peter are not affected by the general provisions of the motu proprio Traditionis custodes, since the use of the ancient liturgical books was at the origin of their existence and is provided for in their constitutions,” it said.
This would apply also to other traditional religious institutes, including the Institute of Christ the King, Sovereign Priest (ICKSP).