Vatican City, Mar 21, 2022 / 11:15 am
A Vatican official said on Monday that the inclusion of the words “extraordinary form” in the new apostolic constitution Praedicate evangelium is “a typo that should be corrected.”
Speaking at a live-streamed Vatican press conference on March 21, Bishop Marco Mellino, the secretary of Pope Francis’ Council of Cardinals, said the relevant section of the constitution was written before the publication of Traditionis custodes, the pope’s 2021 document restricting Traditional Latin Masses.
The new constitution, which has been nine years in the making, states in article 93 that the newly titled Dicastery for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments “deals with the regulation and discipline of the Sacred Liturgy as regards the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite.”
“This norm … was formulated in this way before the release of the motu proprio and is a typo that should be corrected. The Holy Father has been notified of this,” Mellino told journalists.