The Pope: Could celebrate the Mass of St. Pius V in public
common prayer of praise to God.The Pope could celebrate publicly Mass in Latin according to the Rite of St. Pius V. An official introduction of the Rite which, as far as ADNKRONOS has learned from authoritative Vatican sources, could take place on the 1st Sunday of Advent, the beginning of the liturgical year.
Rumours abound in Rome that the Holy Father celebrates Mass according to the Traditional Rite when there is just his household present. However when a couple of acquaintances of mine attended his Mass on the morning before their wedding, it was in the Pauline usage. Before becoming Pope he happily offered Mass in both forms. The picture shows him celebrating an ordination in the old rite at the Seminary of the Society of St Peter at Wigratzbad in Germany.