Introduction by Marc Aupiais
From: Fr Chris Townsend
Subject: SACBC Secretary General's clarification: Southern African Catholic Bishops' Conference authorised to proceed with the implementation of the New English Translation of the Roman Missal.
11 March 2009.
For Immediate Release.
The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments has accepted the explanation by the President of the Southern African Catholic Bishops’ Conference regarding the early implementation of the new translation in English of the People's parts of the Roman Missal.
The Congregation has agreed that the implementation continue along with continued catechesis explaining the changes. This catechesis should include preparation of music for singing the new texts.
The other approved texts of the mass (e.g. the Eucharistic Prayers) will be implemented when the rest of the English Speaking world implements the changes.
A fuller statement may be issued by the President on his return from Rome.
Fr Vincent Brennan SMA
Issued on behalf of the Secretary General by Fr Chris Townsend.
Fr Chris Townsend
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