Saturday, August 4, 2012
Will Pope Say Upcoming Pontifical High Mass in Rome?
(Rome) The past five years the existing parishes, groups, societies and movements have shown themselves to be strongly alive. The various traditional lay groups in Rome founded the Coetus Internationalis Pro Summorum Pontificum. The first concrete accomplishment of Coetus Internationalis is the formation of an international pilgrimage of Tradition to Rome, which will take place during Pope Benedict XVI's proclaimed year of faith. The public statement for the event has planned for the 10th of September. The international pilgrimage of the Pro- Summorum Pontificum -- groups will conclude on the 3rd of November with a Pontifical High Mass in St. Peter's Cathedral.
Pilgrimage and High Mass should be an expression of gratitude for the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum, and provide a large public for the classical form of the Roman Rite. It is said in Coetus Internationalis, that a personal gesture is hoped for from Pope Benedict. The unspoken hope for some is that the Pope himself will celebrate it himself for the first time as head of the Church. It would in any case be the first High Mass in the old Roman Rite, that has been celebrated in St. Peter's Basilica. On the 17th of May 2011, Cardinal Walter Brandmüller celebrated a Mass at an event for Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum in Rome. The German Cardinal didn't celebrate over the crypt of St. Peter, but at the altar behind St. Peter's chair.
According to internal Vatican statistics the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass said according to the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum is said in about 1,500 locations with the Old Mass. In addition there are also 700 Mass locations of the Priestly Society of St. Pius X which aren't included in the statistics.
The lay group which has brought life to the pilgrimage, Coetus Internationalis Pro Summorum Pontificum, belong to ...the Italian umbrella organization of Summorum Pontificum.
Link to katholisches....
Edit: also, Southern Orders thinks that a Papal Mass in the old Rite would be too complicated to pull off. There's some truth to this for we were told by a priest that it would require almost a year of planning to put together the event.