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Card. Nichols’ Letter to priests, reacting to Card. Sarah’s ‘ad orientem’ appeal

Posted on 13 July 2016 by Fr. John Zuhlsdorf

I was sent the text of the official letter that His Eminence Vincent Card. Nichols sent to the priests of the Archdiocese of Westminster as a reaction to the unofficial, personal appeal made by Robert Card. Sarah, Prefect of the CDW, to priests to say Holy Mass ad orientem.
Here is Card. Nichols, with my emphases and comments:

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