Liturgiam Authenticam 18

What about the situation in which travelers want or need a vernacular liturgy? Such provision is made:

18. In celebrations for speakers of a foreign language, such as visitors, migrants, pilgrims, etc., it is permissible, with the consent of the diocesan Bishop, to celebrate the Sacred Liturgy in a vernacular language known to these people, using a liturgical book already approved by the competent authority with the subsequent recognitio of the Apostolic See.[Inter Oecumenici 41] If such celebrations recur with some frequency, the diocesan Bishop is to send a brief report to the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, describing the circumstances, the number of participants, and the editions used.


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Todd lives in Minnesota, serving a Catholic parish as a lay minister.
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1 Response to Liturgiam Authenticam 18

  1. Liam says:

    The last sentence is very interesting. Probably a good idea, but ignored in practice.

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