For the promotion and dissemination of the Extraordinary Form of the Mass in the Archdiocese of Malta and the Diocese of Gozo, as endorsed by the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum promulgated by Pope Benedict XVI (2007) and in the Instruction Universae Ecclesiae (2011). This goes hand in hand with what the Second Vatican Council stated in the Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy Sacrosanctum Concilium of 1963: Linguae latinae usus, salvo particulari iure, in ritibus latinis servetur.
“I met Pope Francis very recently and he told me that he has no problem with
the old rite, and neither does he have any problem with lay groups and
associations like yours that promote it,” Cardinal Dario Castrillon Hoyos told
members of Una Voce International (FIUV), who were in Rome for a general
Responding to questions from FIUV members about tensions within the Friars of
the Immaculate, the Colombian cardinal said that the Pope moved to insist on the
use of the Novus Ordo in that religious community only because of internal
dissension, and not because of any negative judgment on the traditional liturgy.
“We are very
grateful to His Eminence Cardinal Castrillon Hoyos, His Eminence Cardinal
Brandmüller, and to Archbishop Pozzo for taking part in our General Assembly of
the International Federation Una Voce,” James Bogle, a lawyer, author, and chairman of the Catholic Union of Great Britain, said in a brief statement to CWN.
“We are very pleased with the way the celebration of the traditional Mass is now
going worldwide. We are obviously very grateful to Benedict XVI and also our
present Pope Francis for all the support that they have given us in our right to
worship in the traditional Roman rite.”