The Latin Mass Society of New Zealand

11th PILGRIMAGE TO ROME 28, 29 and 30 OCTOBER 2022


Dear friends,

It is with great pleasure that I confirm that the 11th Ad Petri Sedem pilgrimage will take place on October 28, 29 and 30, 2022.

– Friday, October 28, with our traditional Vespers at the Pantheon;

– Saturday, October 29, with our procession, preceded by a time of adoration, to Saint Peter’s Basilica for the celebration at the altar of the Chair at 11:30 a.m.;

– Sunday 30 October, with the Mass of Christ the King, our closing ceremony, at 11:00 a.m., at the parish of the Trinità dei Pellegrini.

In addition, on the occasion of this pilgrimage, as it happens every year, “Oremus-Paix Liturgique” will organize a meeting at the Augustinianum on Friday 28, 2022, during which Father Claude Barthe, Trinidad Dufourq, don Nicola Bux, Peter Kwasniewski, Ruben Pereto and Christian Marquant will intervene.

It seems to me that we should make a special effort this year to bring as many priests and faithful as possible from everywhere, and I thank you in advance for all the publicity you will able to do so that the greatest number of participants note these dates in their diaries.

Anyone who wishes can find us on our website

In the meantime, I wish to assure you of my prayers, and I entrust myself to yours.

Christian Marquant.




28 October 2022, 5h30 p.m. –

Vespers, Basilica of Santa Maria “ad Martyres” (Pantheon)

29 October 2022, 9h30 a.m. –

Adoration, Basilica of San Celso

29 October 2022, 10h30 a.m. –

Departure of the Procession to St. Peter’s Basilica

29 October 2022, 11h30 a.m. –

Mass at the altar of the Chair, celebrated

30 October 2022, 11h00 a.m. –

Mass, church of the Santissima Trinità dei Pellegrini



For full details go to:

FIUV Report 2020

Foederatio Internationalis Una Voce
Report for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith
The Implementation of the Apostolic Letter Summorum Pontificum
in Dioceses Around the World 2007-2020.

In 2020 the Federation presented this report to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, to complement reports sent by bishops around the world on the same subject, which had been requested by the CDF at the request of Pope Francis.

The Federation’s Report will not be published in full but a good deal of material from it will be published in different places, and this page will be updated with links to these materials.

Gregorius Magnus 10 has an account of the motivation, methodology, results, and conclusions of the reports. More is included Gregorius Magnus 11(Spring 2021)

On the demographic profile of EF congregations, you can download a table of statistics here.

Rorate Caeli has an article about Latin America drawing on the Report. (In Spanish, here.)

The Homiletic and Pastoral Review has a piece about the demographic profile of EF attendees, here. There is a brief notice and response to the article on the website of the German Bishops’ Conference (in German) here.


The Una Voce Federation [of whom we are a member] has taken out an advert in the mass-circulation Italian daily newspaper La Repubblica, appearing today, Sunday 4th July.The English text is as following (for other languages see here):

Living the faith, living the future:
The Extraordinary Form of the Roman Rite
Declaration of the International Federation Una Voce

The International Federation Una Voce (FIUV), founded in 1965, brings together associations of the lay faithful attached to the Extraordinary Form of the Roman rite (the Traditional Latin Mass).

In 2007, the Apostolic Letter Summorum Pontificum recognised the vitality of the traditional liturgy, the freedom of priests to celebrate it, and of the faithful to request it. This has led to an ongoing increase in the number of celebrations of the ancient Latin Mass, and of its spiritual fruits.

During 2020 the FIUV conducted a worldwide survey of the faithful on the implementation of Summorum Pontificum. From this survey, which included results from 364 dioceses in 52 countries, we found:

•    The ancient Latin Mass is deeply appreciated by groups of faithful of all ages, especially families with children, young people and converts, found in all social and cultural environments, on all continents and in an ever increasing number of countries.

• In many areas the increased availability of this Mass has favoured the normalisation of relations between the faithful attached to it and their bishops, relations increasingly characterised by mutual understanding and respect.

Nevertheless, we have noticed that, contrary to the previous policy of the Holy See, there are still people within the Church, including some bishops, who would like to see the Extraordinary Form of the Roman rite explicitly suppressed, or subject to further restrictions. For this reason, the FIUV, in view of the faithful who adhere to the Latin Mass, feels the duty to express its opinion, encouraged by Pope Francis’ exhortations to the members of the Church to use parrhesia with the necessary humility.

The growth of interest in the traditional liturgy is not due to nostalgia for a time we do not remember, or a desire for rigidity: it is rather a matter of opening ourselves to the value of something that for most of us is new, and inspires hope. Pope Francis has characterised the ancient liturgy in terms of a “sense of adoration” (Press conference of 28 July 2013), we can also apply his words to it: a “living history that welcomes us and pushes us forward” (Evangelii Gaudium 13).

Today we only wish to be part of that “great orchestra” of “unity in variety” which, as Pope Francis said (General Audience of 9 October 2013), reflects the true catholicity of the Church. The Apostolic Letter Summorum Pontificum continues to transform the conflicts of the past into harmony: long may it to continue to do so.

Felipe Alanis Suarez, President                                                                              


Some details from the international survey are set out in here.

FIUV:  Here is the teaser of the documentary film about the fourth edition of the Populus Summorum Pontificum Pilgrimage. This edition coincided with the General Assembly of our Federation. ‪#‎AdPetriSedem‬ ‪#‎sumpont2015‬ Les Films du Lutrin