• Pope tells Sarah power is indeed shifting from Rome to the bishops

    Pope tells Sarah power is indeed shifting from Rome to the bishops

    • Oct 22, 2017

    In a rare move, Pope Francis has issued a public letter to one of his own cardinals correcting his interpretation of one of the pontiff’s decisions. In a missive dated Oct. 15, Francis tells Cardinal Robert Sarah of Guinea, head of the Vatican’s liturgical department, that the pope’s recent document ‘Magnum Principium’ does indeed mean a power shift away from Rome and toward local bishops’ conferences.

  • Cardinal Sarah says Vatican may still “impose” translations in the liturgy

    Cardinal Sarah says Vatican may still “impose” translations in the liturgy

    • Oct 14, 2017

    Although a new document issued by Pope Francis says bishops’ conferences now have control over the process of translating the liturgy, Cardinal Robert Sarah says that Vatican approval “is by no means a formality.” The head of the Congregation for Worship added translations of certain words and phrases may still be “imposed” to ensure conformity with the Latin original before a liturgical translation can be used.