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Motu Inapproprio: Francis allows local Bishops’ Conferences to Approve Liturgical Translations
In an oddly-timed move, while Francis is visiting Colombia and most journalists are busy covering that, the Vatican Press Office announced this morning the release of a new “Apostolic Letter” motu proprio, entitled Magnum Principium, in which the “Pope” makes a change to Canon 838 of Novus Ordo Canon Law, which pertains to the translation of liturgical texts. The modification has been decreed to take effect on Oct. 1, 2017.
Until then, Canon 838 reads as follows:
§1. The direction of the sacred liturgy depends solely on the authority of the Church which resides in the Apostolic See and, according to the norm of law, the diocesan bishop.