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Pell leads Vatican liturgy Committee meeting on translations

English-speaking bishops appointed to advise the Vatican on liturgical translations have continued their examination of a document that will provide detailed translation principles and specific translation suggestions, the Vatican has said.

The Vox Clara Committee issued a media release following its meeting at the Vatican last week. It indicated that the Committee considered a draft of a document, termed a ratio translationis, describing the specific application to the English language of the principles contained in Liturgiam authenticam.

The committee members, under the leadership of Archbishop George Pell of Sydney, also said they were "pleased to hear of recent initiatives by the International Commission on English in the Liturgy to assure the effective application of the principles of Liturgiam authenticam".

Vox Clara, which includes 11 bishops from eight countries, began reviewing the document during a November meeting at the Vatican. The Vatican also said members continued examining sample translations of parts of the new Roman Missal, which contains the texts for all the prayers at Mass. The Vatican did not say who developed the sample translations.

Catholic News Service

Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments
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Message from Pope John Paul II on establishment of Vox Clara (Clear voice) committee on English translation of liturgical texts (20/4/02)
New English Missal: Archbishop Pell to chair international Vox Clara committee (AD2000 June 2002)

21 Mar 2003