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Pope Francis disappoints fans of Latin Mass
Pope Francis disappoints fans of Latin Mass

The perception that Pope Francis is more “liberal” than Pope Benedict XVI has been shaped mostly by his seemingly softer approach to hot-button issues such as homosexuality -- “Who am I to judge?” -- and his humble personal style. But not much attention has been paid to an issue that is a sore subject for a subset of Catholic traditionalists: the pope’s views about public worship. It’s well known that Francis disdains the Baroque vestments and sky-high miters that Benedict brought back into use, but the pope’s liturgical differences with his predecessor extend beyond matters of dress. Benedict famously made it easier for priests...

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