Posters have been plastered near the Vatican urging Pope Francis to stop his crackdown on the old Latin Mass.
Vatican posters urge Pope to stop Latin Mass crackdown
Posters calling on Pope Francis to stop his crackdown on the old Latin Mass have been plastered near the Vatican in the latest display of conservative opposition to the pontiff.
The posters featured images of Pope Benedict XVI and St John Paul II and quoted from their texts speaking positively about the old rite, which Francis has sought to restrict.
“For the love of the Pope. For peace and unity of the church. For the free practice of the traditional Latin Mass,” read the posters, which were put up primarily in the Prati residential neighbourhood near St Peter’s Square.
They were referring to Francis’ decision in 2021 to overturn one of Benedict’s signature liturgical decisions and reimpose restrictions on celebrating the old Mass.