New Missal for Italy aproved by Francis



Tuesday, September 1, 2020


Francis: the new CIS Missal in line with the Council
Cardinal Bassetti and a group of representatives of the Italian Episcopal Conference presented the Pope with the new edition of the liturgical text that will definitively replace the current one, starting on Easter Sunday in 2021.

Alessandro De Carolis - Vatican City
The new form of an ancient substance that has its roots in Vatican II. The new CEI Missal that the Pope had in his hands this morning - surrounded by Cardinal Gualtiero Bassetti, president of the Italian bishops, and the working group that created the work - comes from afar and Francis wanted to underline it by thanking his audience.

Living tradition pages
"Pope Francis thanked the gift received, highlighting the importance of the work done and the continuity in the application of the Council," reports a statement from the Italian Episcopal Conference. Which also includes the words of Cardinal Bassetti, for whom the book of the Missal "is not only a liturgical instrument, but a precise and normative reference that preserves the richness of the living tradition of the Church" and its return becomes "a precious an occasion of formation for all the baptized ".

An updated language
The text, which parishes may adopt immediately, but obligatorily as of next Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021, was approved "according to the deliberations of the Episcopate and received -remember the note from the CEI- the approval of Pope Francis on 16 May 2019. In addition to the variations and enrichments of the third typical Latin edition, it proposes other optional texts of new composition, which respond better to the language and the pastoral situations of the communities and which to a large extent have already been used since the second edition in Italian from 1983 ".

The news
Among the innovations, already known, are the modification of the Lord's Prayer ("do not let us fall into temptation" becomes "do not abandon us to temptation"), while in Glory the expression "peace on earth to men of good will "is replaced by the expression" peace on earth to men, loved by the Lord. " The Missal is published by the Foundation of Religion of Saints Francis of Assisi and Catherine of Siena in a unique format and will be distributed by the Vatican Publishing House from the end of September.