A change in canon law announced today by Pope Francis, which gives greater control over liturgical translations to local bishops’ conferences, is at its heart an affirmation of the Second Vatican Council.
That is how Cardinal Blase Cupich, the archbishop of Chicago, interprets “Magnum Principium,” Francis’ new motu propio, a type of document issued by the pope’s own initiative.
“This is a very welcome and much-needed action by the Holy Father,” he told America. “I especially applaud his wisdom in framing the ‘motu proprio’ as a clarification of what was intended by the Second Vatican Council.”
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