According to the Bollettino, this morning the Pope received in audience His Excellency Msgr. Piero Marini, titular Archbishop of Martirano, President of the Pontifical Committee for International Eucharistic Congresses.
Marini-1 was secretary to Archbishop Annibale Bugnini, architect of the post-Vatican II liturgical reforms under Paul VI. He is author of A Challenging Reform: Realizing the Vision of the Liturgical Renewal (Liturgical Press, 2007).
The next International Eucharist Congress is in the Philippines in 2016. I suppose it’s not too early to begin planning?
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The Vatican has also released the calendar of liturgical activities of Pope Francis. The pope will celebrate Mass in public every Sunday from now until Pentecost – a shift from his predecessor Benedict XVI. It has been pointed out that Francis might thereby have “a greater and wider impact” on the liturgy than Benedict XVI, who did not frequently celebrate Mass in public.
Additionally, since Pope Francis celebrates his daily Mass in the chapel of St. Martha’s Guesthouse, rather than in a private chapel, he is the first pope ever in modern times to celebrate his usual daily Mass facing the people.