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Sunday, 8 July 2007

Champagne and cake

After our Saturday Holy Hour, there was a little celebration of Summorum Pontificum with champagne (and fizzy orange) and chocolate cake. At that time, only the Latin text was available so I gave a quick running translation and handed out copies of the accompanying letter in English. We toasted Pope Benedict and, as it was a gloriously sunny day, had another glass of champagne in the garden.

Later, I went over to the parish of St Mary Magdalen, in Wandsworth East Hill where a Pizza Proprio party was being held. Here is the parish priest, Fr Martin Edwards, pouring a glass of a special cocktail he had invented in honour of Mgr Wach of Gricigliano:

And here are some of the guests discussing the finer points of the document. The evening also included the singing of the Te Deum in the Church.

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