TRIBUTE TO BENEDICT XVI
FATHER OF SUMMORUM PONTIFICUM
APOSTLE OF LITURGICAL PEACE
It is essential to remember that our Ad Petri Sedem pilgrimage was launched in 2012 inspired on an idea of Msgr. Nicola Bux, which was then warmly approved by Cardinal Ranjith, in order to thank Pope Benedict XVI for having published the motu proprio Summorum Pontificum, which opportunely recalled that the traditional liturgy had never been prohibited and that it was a liturgical and spiritual treasure for the Church.
From the moment we learned of the death of Pope Emeritus, it seemed of the utmost importance to us that representatives of our Cœtus Internationalis Summorum Pontificum, CISP meet in Rome to attend the funeral of the man who had worked so much for the Peace and Reconciliation within the church.
We know that you were in many joining with your prayers those of us who were there. After attending the ceremony in Saint Peter's Square, we met for a militant dinner in Piazza del Panthéon, which gathered Monika Reinschmitt (Pro Missa tridentina - Germany), Patrick Banken (Una Voce France), João Silveira (Senza Pagare – Portugal) and Christian Marquant (Paix Liturgique – France). There, we were able to discuss the past but also the preparation of the next pilgrimage which will take place from October 27 to 29, 2023, where we hope to be numerous and to meet many of you.
Wishing you a happy and very holy new year, here are some photos of our day spent in Rome.
In union of prayer and friendship,