Ravasi on tradition

The excellent Italian papal news website Petrus
interview with Mgr Ravasi, the president of the Pontifical Council for Culture. Here is one of the questions and Mgr Ravasi's reply:
Rome will welcome in the end of this week the international congress of Traditionalist faithful . What is your opinion, as "Culture Minister" of the Vatican, on the Tridentine Mass?

"Extremely favorable. It represents a monument in the history of the Church and of Civilization. How would it be ever possible to disown tradition? It is enough consider, for instance, the nobility of Gregorian Chant and of Latin. It [the Mass] is a gem to be defended and valued. Obviously, the defense of the Tridentine Rite does not entail the exclusion of the 'Novus Ordo' and of a Mass celebrated in the local language. I will say that there are different approaches, but both important."
Photo: Il Giornale blog

H/T Rorate Caeli: The healing power of the Roman air

(The title is speaking of some sort of metaphorical air, perhaps. The Roman air could be described in various ways - "healing" would not be on my list!)

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