Sunday, February 25, 2007

Apostolic Exhortation on the Eucharist is "Imminent"

Catholic World News reprts:

Pope Benedict XVI has announced that he will soon release the apostolic exhortation summarizing the work of the Synod on the Eucharist, which concluded its deliberations 16 months ago.

The appearance of the apostolic exhortation is “imminent,” the Holy Father told priests of the Rome diocese, during a traditional early-Lenten meeting in the Hall of Benedictions at the Vatican on Thursday morning.

This is news I have been waiting for. It has been a while since a papal document has been anticipated and debated over as much as this one has. Part of that, I think, comes from the premature publication of the suggestions made to the Holy Father from the Synod. "What will the Holy Father incorporate? Will he change the Mass in any way? Will he write a moto proprio for a wider use of the Tridentine Mass?"
It looks like these questions and others will be answered in the near future.

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