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Monday, June 18, 2007

From the Telegraph:

The spokesman [for Cardinal Murph-O'Connor, of Westminster] pointed out that the English and Welsh bishops were the first in the world to be allowed to permit the celebration of the Tridentine Rite.

An indult was granted in 1971 by Pope Paul VI after a group of English luminaries - including Graham Greene, Kingsley Amis, Agatha Christie, Kenneth Clark, William Rees-Mogg, Malcolm Muggeridge, Ralph Richardson, C Day Lewis and Iris Murdoch - complained to him about the loss to civilisation and culture that the suppression represented.