LATIN MASS SOCIETY OF NEW ZEALAND

26 July 2021

The Latin Mass Society of New Zealand, an affiliate of the International Federation Una Voce established in 1965 (FIUV), the world-wide organisation of lay faithful attached to the Traditional Latin Mass hereby endorses their statement released on 19 July 2021.

We share the disappointment expressed in that statement regarding new restrictions on the celebration and promotion of the Traditional Latin Mass as stated in the moto proprio of Pope Francis, Traditionis Custodes:


 “…as sons and daughters of the Church we wish to express our sadness over the restrictions on our ability to continue to nourish our spiritual lives using parish churches, as any Catholic would like to do.  If there is one thing we fervently desire, it is to be able to live a normal life without being forced to use hidden or inaccessible spaces.

 We believe that the beautiful spiritual fruits of this Missal should be shared, and we pray that we can be instruments of God inside and outside the Church.

 The International Federation is deeply grateful to each of the Bishops who are generously providing for the faithful attached to the ancient Mass In their dioceses and to the Priests entrusted with the care of their souls.

 Una Voce groups all over the world are united in prayer, as always, with their bishops and with the Pope…”

Felipe Alanis Suarez
President

18 of July 2021


Neil A Coup
Chairman

Melda F Townsley
National Secretary