In preparing a new edition of the Roman Ritual, the Congregation of Sacred Rites decided to introduce a number of additions and revisions, in order to bring it in line with recent legislation, as well as to produce a more orderly arrangement of the whole subject matter. Then, when the work had been studied and finally completed it was submitted to the Supreme Pontiff, Pope Pius XII, for approval.

On the recommendation of the undersigned Cardinal Pro-Prefect of the Sacred Congregation of Rites, His Holiness in turn confirmed and approved this edition of the Roman Ritual, and decreed that it be the model to which all future editions of the Roman Ritual are to conform, anything to the contrary notwithstanding.


Bishop of Velletri

Pro-Prefect of the Cong. of Sacred Rites


Archbishop of Seleucia


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