Friday, March 15, 2013

Unlike Benedict, Pope Francis Faces Congregation at Mass

Many traditional Catholics are wondering whether Pope Francis will continue in the spirit of Summorum Pontificum, the Motu Proprio issued by his predecessor Pope Benedict XVI.

VATICAN CITY—In his first Mass as the head of the Roman Catholic Church, Pope Francis showed a striking liturgical difference with his predecessor by facing the people, not turning his back, as the now Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI did in his controversial attempt to fully restore the Latin Mass banished by the Second Vatican Council.

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