Sandro Magister at Settimo Cielo has a piece about the ever more influential Card. Pell, who has control of Vatican purse strings.
Magister’s piece, in Italian, opens with a mention of the upcoming Coetus Internationalis Summorum Pontificum 23-25 October. I am helping with a pilgrimage to Rome which will coincide with the event. Among other things, Card. Pell will celebrate a Pontifical Mass at the traditional parish Ss. Trinità dei Pelegrini.
In any event, Magister’s point is that Card. Pell is on the rise in Rome and he celebrates Mass also in the traditional Roman form.
It isn’t likely that Pope Francis cares one way or another about Card. Pell celebrating the older, traditional Roman Rite. I, however, am delighted that he does. When I visited the beautifully appointed Domus Australia in Rome, which while he was still in Sydney Card. Pell undertook to create from the old Marist college, I saw that the chapel’s side altars were equipped with altar cards and traditional books. I visited the Domus Australia the last time I was in Rome. HERE
Fr Z kudos to Card. Pell.