Upcoming publication of the Instruction on the Eucharist

Source: FSSPX News


The Instruction on the Eucharist, announced in the encyclical Ecclesia de Eucharistia, has been approved. According to Vatican sources, it should be published during the next few weeks. Several versions were necessary before achieving the final version. Pressure was exerted on the editors, mainly members of the Congregation for Divine Worship, in order that a text be published which would not cause a stir, “in terms of prohibitions or extreme positions”, according to the agency Apic. That is why it was made clear at the outset, that this instruction would do no more than recall what had already been said in the past. It is nothing more than a “more easily digestible version of the notes inserted in the Roman Missal”.

In his encyclical which was published on April 16, 2003,John-Paul II had asked for the publication of an instruction “with reminders of legal rules”, on “this most important subject” in order to “strengthen the profound sense of the liturgical norms”.-Watch this space!