Questions raised over large concelebrations

CNS carries an interview with Mgr Guido Marini, the papal MC. He discusses several aspects of the liturgy as it will be celebrated during the Holy Father's visit to the USA.

One question particularly interested me, that of large concelebrations. This is, apparently, "the subject of ongoing study at the Vatican." Marini said
"there must be a direct relationship, including a visual one, between the words of consecration and the matter that is being consecrated,"
It certainly does seem necessary that the priest should be able to see what he is supposed to be consecrating. He should also be able to say the words of consecration with integrity where "this" is my body, not "that" over there somewhere.

UPDATE: Jeff Miller kindly sent the link to NLM's article where the Holy Father spoke about this issue to the clergy of Rome.

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