I had posted a couple weeks back, while in Rome for the conference on Summorum Pontificum, that Card. Castrillon was to celebrate Holy Mass in honor of Servant of God Pius XII with the older, traditional Rite in the Borghese Chapel of Santa Maria Maggiore.
There is an update now. I had heard about this but didn’t want to disturb the renegotiations. The major issue, I had heard, what the Pope Benedict was going to celebrate in honor of Pius XII and they didn’t want to take anything away from what the Holy Father had planned for his predecessor.
Comitatus pro commemoratione quinquagesimale (1958-2008)SIPA 002/08From SIPA: http://sipastorangelicvs.blogspot.com/
1. As was previously announced, His Eminence and Most Reverend Lord Cardinal Darío Castrillón Hoyos, President of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei was scheduled to celebrate Pontifical Mass in the extraordinary form of the Roman rite in memory of the Servant of God Pius XII on Wednesday, the 8th of October, at 11 o’clock in the Pauline (Borghese) Chapel of the Basilica of St. Mary Major.
2. For relevant reasons of suitability this Mass has been rescheduled. In this way, the whole attention will be concentrated in the great and solemn Mass that the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, will celebrate next Thursday, the 9th of October, at 11.30 am, in St Peter’s Basilica in commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the passing of his beloved predecessor.
3. Opportunely, the new exact date and time will be announced for the rescheduled Pontifical Mass that, in any case, shall take place by the first fortnight of March 2009, on the occasion of the seventieth anniversary of the Servant of God Pius XII’s election and coronation. This will be a worthy culmination to this Pacellian Year.
4. We wish to express our deepest gratitude to His Eminence the Most Reverend Lord Cardinal Darío Castrillón Hoyos for his availability, his understanding and the good will showed at all times towards the SODALITIVM INTERNATIONALE PASTOR ANGELICVS. We thank as well all those who made available their good offices in favor of our initiatives.
† Barcelona, 4th October 2008.
Rodolfo Vargas Rubio