Press release on the Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross
Rome – Sept. 14, 2016: On the ninth anniversary of the entry into force of Pope Benedict’s motu proprio Summorum Pontificum, we are glad to announce the participation of William Cardinal Levada, Prefect Emeritus of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, to the fifth international Summorum Pontificum Pilgirmage in Rome.
His Eminence has indeed accepted to give the homily for our usual Solemn Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica that will be celebrated at Noon, Saturday, October 29th. It will be a great joy and blessing to have Cardinal Levada, a former Archbishop of Portland, OR (1986-1995), united in prayer with the present Archbishop, the Most Reverend Alexander K. Sample who will be the celebrant of this Mass and will guide the pilgrims during the entire pilgrimage.
Let us be reminded that it was Cardinal Levada, as President of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, who signed the Universae Ecclesiae instruction that confirmed the implementation of Pope Benedict’s motu proprio.