Apostolic letter issued “motu proprio” «TRADITIONIS CUSTODES»

… Therefore, I have considered it appropriate to establish the following

… are the unique expression of the lex orandi of the Roman Rite

… exclusive competence to authorize the use of the 1962 Roman Missal in his diocese, according to the guidelines of the Apostolic See

… not however in the parochial churches and without the erection of new personal parishes

… to appoint a priest who, as delegate of the bishop, is entrusted with these celebrations

… effective for their spiritual growth, and to determine whether or not to retain them

… not to authorize the establishment of new groups

… a formal request to the diocesan Bishop who shall consult the Apostolic See before granting this authorization

… should request from the diocesan Bishop the authorization to continue

… Previous norms, instructions, permissions, and customs that do not conform to the provisions of the present Motu Proprio are abrogated

… I order to be observed in all its parts, anything else to the contrary notwithstanding, even if worthy of particular mention


             Summorum pontificum