In L’Osservatore Romano for 16 May, there is an article on the establishment of the fully Extraordinary Rite parish in central Rome, staffed by the FSSP at the fabulous church Ss. Trinita dei Pelegrini.
Erected in application of the Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum
The first "personal parish" in Rome for traditionalist faithful
An important act to apply in Rome the recent Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum of Benedict XVI.
In this way Darío Card. Castrillón Hoyos, President of the Pontifical Commission "Ecclesia Dei" underscored the importance of the institution of a parish in the center of Rome for the spiritual needs of traditionalist faithful, who usually attend the "Extraodinary Form" of liturgy of the Roman Rite,
A decree of the Cardinal Vicar of Rome, Camillo Ruini, has in fact set up in the last few days as a "personal parish" Ss. Trinità dei Pellegrini, entrusting it to the pastoral care of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP).
"It is an act laid down by the Pope for the Diocese of Rome which has value in an of itself, in the continuing process now underway of the implementation of the Motu Proprio for the use of the Roman liturgy before the reform effected in 1970", explained the Cardinal President of the Vatican commission that oversees relations with the faithful bound to the preceding Latin liturgical tradition, in particular those who till now in various ways have joined to the Fraternity founded by Archbp. Marcel Lefevbre, who wanted to remain united with teh Successor of Peter in the Catholic Church.
"However," the Cardinal added, "the achievement of a personal parish also has value as an example to other dioceses, both in Italy and elsewhere."
The church, belonging to the Archconfraternity of the Most Holy Trinity of Pilgrims and the Sick, is found in the region of the first municiple ward of Rome and is a subsidiary to the Parish of San Carlo e Biagio ai Catinari, in a central pastoral district of the Diocese.
One reads in Card. Ruini’s decree that for the parish and its pastors "pro tempore" there are recognized all the rights enjoyed by others of the Ciry and their pastors according to the common law; at the same time it has the same obligations and duties as the others, while for the administration and support of the pastor the norms promulgated by the Italian Bishops Conference and the Vicariate of Rome will be observed.
This not very well written (In Italian) piece conveys little that is new, other than the fact that this is in L’Osservatore Romano, which means that every single progressivist bishop in Italy will see and and very many open-minded younger priests will as well.
Also, I liked Card. Castrillon’s comment about this being an example for the rest of Italy and elsewhere.
Rome is taking the lead!
Let personal parishes be set up everywhere… Brick by brick, if necessary!