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Pope Francis slaps down cardinal: You cannot ‘impose’ your interpretations of liturgy

The following excerpt is from an article that originally appeared on Christian Today

Pope Francis has rebuked one of his Cardinals in a row over whether Rome can ‘impose’ its interpretation on different bishops’ conferences around the world.

Cardinal Robert Sarah of Guinea, head of the Vatican’s Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, wrote a commentary claiming he could still tell different areas of the Catholic diaspora how to interpret certain liturgies.

Cardinal Robert Sarah near St Peter’s Square in Rome. Reuters

In doing so he was downplaying the significance of Pope Francis’s recent document Magnum Principium where he stated that local hierarchies should have the power to translate liturgy into their own local language.

Pope Francis’ unusual public correction is the second time he has rebuked Cardinal Sarah and the 72-year-old is increasingly at odds with the pontiff.

In a letter sent to Cardinal Sarah and then released by the Vatican, Francis corrects his view, saying translations ‘should not lead

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