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Sunday, August 03, 2014

Vatican Congregation releases guidelines regarding the Sign of Peace During Mass




Published on 3 Aug 2014
http://en.romereports.com The Sign of Peace is getting some more attention at the Vatican. The Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments released guidelines on the Rite of the Sign of Peace during Mass.

The Sign of Peace using "familiar and profane gestures of greeting." and "abuses" should be avoided: such as...

-- "The introduction of a 'song for peace,' which is nonexistent in the Roman Rite."

-- "The displacement of the faithful from their places to exchange the sign of peace amongst themselves."

-- "The priest leaving the altar in order to give the sign of peace to some of the faithful."

-- People using the sign of peace at Christmas, Easter, baptisms, weddings, ordinations and funerals to offer holiday greetings, congratulations or condolences.





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