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Head of Vatican liturgical office says Pope Francis urged him to continue work of Benedict XVI

June 03, 2015

The prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship has disclosed that Pope Francis asked him to “continue the good work in the liturgy begun by Pope Benedict XVI.”

Cardinal Robert Sarah told the Sacra Liturgia conference that when he was appointed to his current post, he asked the Holy Father for guidance and was told to implement the reforms of Vatican II while continuing the work of Pope Benedict.

Cardinal Sarah told the conference that his goal is to “put the Sacred Liturgy back at the very heart of the relationship between God and man.” Citing the words of then-Cardinal Ratzinger, he said that the first priority of his office would be “the right way of celebrating the Liturgy, inwardly and outwardly.”

 


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