World Youth Day Mass to be Celebrated in Portuguese, not Latin

Between two and three million people are expected to attend World Youth Day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Pope Francis will celebrate the closing liturgy in Portuguese, not Latin, Dom Radio reports. The liturgy is scheduled for July 28.



  1. In the spirit of Sacrosanctum Concilium 36, Sacramentum Caritatis 62, and Dominicae Cenae 10, and, keeping alive the spirit of the great Pope John XXIII’s Veterum Sapientiae, I want to state that using Latin at international Masses is a saultary idea, although not strictly speaking necessary, as this announcement reaffirms. It will be interesting to see how this develops. Thanks for the heads up.

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