In St. Peter's Basilica there will be a Mass in the Old Rite for a second time since its reintroduction to the main altar, and the celebrant is the Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, Cardinal Canizares Llovera.
Vatican City (kath.net/KNA) As planned the Old Mass will be celebrated on the main altar for the second time since the freeing up of the Mass by Pope Benedict XVI. The celebrant of the Pontifical High Mass will be the prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, Cardinal Canizares Llovera on November 3rd. It would be the first time since the publication of the Papal permission "Summorum Pontificum" in July of 2007 that a Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship has celebrated Mass in the Old Rite.
In May of 2011 the Curial Cardinal Walter Brandmüller had celebrated High Mass on the main altar of St. Peter's Basilica in the Extraordinary Rite. Since then a Pontifical Mass at the cathedral altar with Cardinal Llovera as celebrant was announced. For unknown reasons Cardinal Brandmüller was replaced by the Spaniard. The Old Rite has been regularly celebrated in a side chapel for a long time.
The Mass with Cardinal Llovera is taking place in association of a Pilgrimage associated with those attached to the Old Rite. The co-organizer is the Italian branch of the society "Una Voce". It is an association of Catholic laity, who are attached to the extraordinary form of the Roman Rite and have committed themselves to the preservation of the Gregorian Choral.
With the allowance "Summorum Pontificum" Benedict XVI had freed the Tridentine Mass on September 2007. The latin language service in the Old Rite will be designated, as it was prescribe after the Council of Trent (1545-1563) in the Catholic Church for the whole world. These Mass books were gradually replaced at first after the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) by a new Liturgy, which was to be celebrated in the respective national languages, Latin was still allowed, however. [Actually, it was expected]