Papal liturgies are the gold standard

Papal liturgies are the gold standard

The Pope told an audience today that papal liturgies must set the standard for the world.

The importance of pontifical liturgy has become more pronounced, the Pope said. He noted that “today, with television and radio, many people, from all parts of the world, follow the liturgy.” Those who follow the papal ceremonies are likely to use them as a yardstick against which liturgy should be measured, the Pope said. Thus the liturgy becomes a way in which the Pope teaches the Catholic faithful, giving them a proper idea of what they should expect.

Does this mean that Archbishop Piero Marini’s days as head of the papal liturgy office are numbered? After all, he was responsible for some of the worst excesses of papal liturgies under John Paul II. If Marini’s not leaving, it might mean that things are changing nonetheless.

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Domenico Bettinelli