The Holy Father is preparing to expand permission to use the Tridentine Mass, according to Rome news sources. The Pope is expected to issue a document 'motu proprio,' on the issue. The Tridentine rite is currently available to groups of Catholics who ask and receive permission for its use from their local bishops. The old rite is celebrated in Latin and follows the Roman Missal of 1962, which was replaced in 1969 with the new Roman Missal. Canadian Archbishop James Weisgerber of Winnipeg, Manitoba, said the new indult was apparently motivated by a desire to bring comfort to older people who may miss the old rite. But in his archdiocese, he said, the few people asking for it are "young people who never experienced it."
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