"Magnum Principium," the new apostolic letter released motu proprio by Pope Francis, is returning authority to regional bishops' conferences in matters of liturgical translation. But why and how?
Cardinal Cupich said the pope is making clear that Vatican II documents are authoritative and permanent.
This latest document may not be a bombshell but it is certainly a significant change in direction with regard to who has responsibility for liturgical translations.
These changes rebalance the relationship between the Vatican and local bishops' conferences in favor of greater local control.