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Traditional Latin Mass at the seminary of the Institute of Christ the King, Italy. ICKSP.  YouTube screenshot

By Daniel Payne, Catholic News Agency, (Catholic World Report), July 3, 2024 

Daniel PayneCNA Staff, Jul 3, 2024 / 12:45 pm (CNA) – A distinguished cadre of British public figures is calling upon the Holy See to preserve what they describe as the “magnificent” cultural artifact of the Catholic Church’s Traditional Latin Mass.

In 2021 Pope Francis placed sweeping restrictions on the celebration of Mass using the 1962 Roman Missal, known also as the extraordinary form of the Roman rite and the Tridentine Mass. Rumors have circulated in recent months that the Vatican is preparing to clamp down further on the celebration of that ancient liturgy.

No new directives on the Latin Mass have yet been promulgated amid the rumors. In a Tuesday letter to the London newspaper the Times, meanwhile, a wide cross-section of English cultural fixtures openly implored the Vatican to refrain from restricting the rite further. …

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