Pope Francis has ordered a new review of the principles that guide translations of the liturgy, America magazine has confirmed.
The Pope reportedly formed a commission to review Liturgiam Authenticam,
the document issued by the Vatican in 2001 that called for liturgical
translations that adhered closely to the Latin of the Roman Missal.
document, which led to a new and more accurate English translation of
liturgy, has continued to draw criticism from liturgists who favor a
more “creative” interpretation of the language of the Mass.
The Pope’s decision to launch such a review has been widely rumored,
but never officially announced.
The commission has not yet met, America
reports, nor has the list of its members been made public.
will be chaired by Archbishop Arthur Roche, the secretary of the
Congregation for Divine Worship—rather than by that congregation’s
prefect, Cardinal Robert Sarah, who is known to favor a more