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Cardinal Sarah offers energetic defense of traditional liturgy

September 15, 2017

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CWN Editor's Note: At a conference marking the 10th anniversary of Summorum Pontificum, Cardinal Robert Sarah strongly defended the use of the traditional liturgy. "These communities need paternal care," he said of parishes dedicated to the Extraordinary Form. The cardinal also repeated his encouragement to priests to offer Mass ad orientem.

Cardinal Sarah's influence at the Vatican may have decreased, as his views on liturgical matters clearly do not match those of Pope Francis. But as John Allen of Crux writes: "If anyone expects Sarah now to go gentle into that good night, muting his strenuous defense of liturgical tradition, they can forget it."

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