Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Motu proprio ready with accompanying letter, German paper reports

Catholic World News (CWN)

Mar. 28, 2007 ( - A papal document widening access to the Latin Mass is prepared for release, and an accompanying letter to the world's bishops has been drafted, according the German newspaper Die Welt.

Matching stories that have appeared in Italian and French publications, Die Welt reports that a motu proprio restoring regular access to the pre-conciliar liturgy has been completed. Pope Benedict XVI (bio - news) is determined to release the document, despite substantial opposition, the paper says.

The story in Die Welt goes beyond other accounts in saying that a letter has been prepared to accompany the release of the document. Although no date for that release is given, the German newspaper says, "the issue has been decided."

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