Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, granting a special faculty for the celebration of the Conversion of St Paul, Apostle, in the Jubilee Year bimillennium of his birth, 25 January 2008.


CONGREGATION FOR DIVINE WORSHIP AND THE DISCIPLINE OF THE SACRAMENTS

DECREE granting a special faculty for the celebration of the Conversion of St Paul, Apostle in the Jubilee Year bimillennium of his birth

The Apostle St Paul, who proclaimed the truth of Christ to the entire world and, after having been his persecutor, employed all means to announce the Good News to the peoples, committing himself with zeal for the unity and harmony of all Christians, has always been and is still now venerated by the faithful, especially in this particular Year, bimillennium of his birth, that the Supreme Pontiff Benedict XVI has willed to institute it as a special Jubilee Year.

Therefore, in force of the faculties attributed to this Congregation by the Supreme Pontiff, Benedict XVI, grants, in an extraordinary way, that next 25 January 2009, the Third Sunday "per annum," the singular churches can celebrate a Mass according to the formula Conversion of St Paul, Apostle, as found in the Roman Missal. In this case, the Second Reading of the Mass is taken from the Roman Lectionary for the Third Sunday "per annum," and the Creed is recited.

This concession, by special mandate of the Supreme Pontiff, is valid only for the Year 2009.

Notwithstanding anything to the contrary.

From the Congregation for Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, 25 January 2008, on the feast of the Conversion of St Paul, Apostle.

Cardinal Francis Arinze

Prefect

Archbishop Albert Malcolm Ranjith

Secretary




Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments, granting a special faculty for the celebration of the Conversion of St Paul, Apostle, in the Jubilee Year bimillennium of his birth, 25 January 2008. English accessed 23 December 2019 at: http://www.vatican.va/roman_curia/congregations/ccdds/documents/rc_con_ccdds_doc_20080125_san-paolo_en.html