German bishops produce new Mass translation

The German bishops have tabled a controversial new Mass translation that had been a bone of contention between them and the Vatican under the papacies of John Paul II and Benedict XVI.

Cardinal Joachim Meisner, the president of the German liturgy commission Ecclesia celebrans (the equivalent of the English Vox Clara), presented the new translation.

His report said: “In comparison to the current German-language missal, whose high textual quality stands without question, the translation of the commission is marked by a style that can be designated as tighter, more sober and concentrated.”

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