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Pell's key role in Vatican liturgy meeting

Sydney's Cardinal George Pell left for Rome yesterday, where he will speak at a four-day meeting of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments that begins tonight Sydney time.

Zenit reports that Cardinal Pell will give an address titled The Meaning, Method and Scope of the 'Recognitio', in his capacity of chair of the Vatican's Vox Clara English translations committee.

The 'Recognitio' is the Holy See's recognition of translations of liturgical and other texts made by bishops' conferences.

Cardinal Francis Arinze (pictured), prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Sacraments, will preside over the meeting in the Bologna Hall of the Apostolic Palace. The assembly will be attended by 51 members, including 32 cardinals, and 19 archbishops and bishops of the Congregation.

The Bulletin Vatican Information Service announced the four main topics on the agenda. They are: "Ars celebrandi," presented by Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, archbishop of Buenos Aires; "Formation, Spirituality and the Liturgical Ministry," by Cardinal Philippe Barbarin, archbishop of Lyon; "Homilies" by Cardinal Ivan Dias, archbishop of Bombay, and "Meaning, Method and Extension of the 'recognitio'" by Cardinal George Pell, Archbishop of Sydney.

Meeting to Focus on Liturgical Issues (Zenit 27/2/05)

Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments

'Urgent' Catholic translation given priority over ecumenical texts (CathNews 19/11/04)
Pell in Rome for Vox Clara liturgy meeting (CathNews 8/11/04)
Pell says "liturgy wars" nearing end (CathNews 22/3/04)

Congregation for Divine Worship set for annual meeting (Catholic World News 28/2/05)
Plenary of Congregation for Divine Worship is March 1-4 (Vatican Information Service 26/2/05)

29 Mar 2005