Latin Mass

The Latin Mass, also known as the Tridentine Mass, or the Extraordinary Form, is the Sacrifice of the Mass following the typical edition of the Roman Missal, which was promulgated by Saint Pope John XXIII in 1962. [1]

In 2007 Pope Benedict XVI issued the Apostolic Letter Summorum Pontificum in which he states that "in parishes where a group of the faithful attached to the previous liturgical tradition stably exists, the parish priest should willingly accede to their requests to celebrate Holy Mass according to the rite of the 1962 Roman Missal." [2]

[1] Pope Benedict XVI, Summorum Pontificum, 1. [2] Pope Benedict XVI, Summorum Pontificum, 5