Officials of the Congregation for Divine Worship (CDW) were not informed about Pope Francis’ plans to review translations of the liturgy, according to a National Catholic Register report by Edward Pentin.
Citing “informed sources” at the Congregation, Pentin says that the
Pope’s plan to review liturgical translations were not known to the CDW
until they leaked to the press early this year.
At least until very
recently, Pentin said, CDW members knew no details about the
review - including the identity of the people who would conduct it.
Late in January, reports of a review - which would also include a re-examination of Liturgiam Authenticam,
the 2001 Vatican document that called for translations that closely
followed the original text of the Latin Missal - said that Archbishop
Arthur Roche, the secretary of the CDW, would chair the commission doing
Neither Archbishop Roche nor Cardinal Robert Sarah, the
prefect of the CDW, has commented on the reports.