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Italian journalist sees Pope challenging Italian bishops on liturgical reform

November 12, 2010

In his message to the Italian bishops’ conference this week, Pope Benedict XVI stressed the importance of reverence in the Eucharistic liturgy. Sandro Magister of L’Espresso sees the papal message as “a severe rebuke to the Italian Catholic hierarchy,” since the country’s bishops have shown little appetite for the liturgical “reform of the reform.”


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  • Posted by: - Nov. 13, 2010 6:16 PM ET USA

    The good news is that it is seen as a 'severe rebuke'. The bad news is that it was needed.