Vatican: Tridentine Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica

Source: FSSPX News

For the first time since the liturgical reform consequent to the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965) a Pontifical High Mass was offered “according to the extraordinary rite” in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome on October 18, 2009. Indeed, Archbishop Raymond Leo Burke, Prefect of the Apostolic Signatura, and former Archbishop of St. Louis (MO) in the US, age 61, officiated in of the main chapels of St. Peter’s Basilica, the Chapel of the Blessed Sacrament.
The ceremony concluded the 2nd Congress on the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum, which took place in Rome from October 16 to 18 in the Casa Bonus Pastor. The congress was organized by Italian associations Youth and Tradition and Priestly Friendship Summorum Pontifical. The theme was “The motu proprio Summorum Pontificum: a great gift for the whole Church”, participants studied the application of the Motu Proprio of July 7, 2007. On October 18, at the end of the prayer of the Angelus, on St. Peter’s Square, Benedict XVI greeted the participants in the congress. (DICI n° 205 - 11/19/2009– Sources: zenit/giovanietradizione/apic/imedia)