|Screen shot showing Ottavio Demasi's online petition|
Unrelated to the petition, but very much linked the Supreme Pontiff and the traditional Roman Mass, it seems that a Year of Faith pilgrimage to Rome in thanksgiving for Summorum Pontificum has been organised by various associations of the faithful, such as Una Voce. The pilgrimage will conclude on Saturday 3 November, and already some excited commentators are hoping that the Pope might either preside at the closing Mass or address the pilgrims before they leave. The highly reliable 'Vatican Insider', Andrea Tornielli, appears to have lent some credence to the latter hope.
“…documents in English, German, Spanish, and Portuguese are now authorized [sic] (cf. Const. "Sapienti Consilio", Normæ peculiares, c. vi., n. 5.)”.
Our Lord said that if we ask our Heavenly Father for bread, He would not give us a stone (cf Mt 7:9-11) – in the same way, the Supreme Pontiff is a man who has been called to feed Christ’s flock (cf Jn 21:15-19), to give them what they ask for, if it is good for them. When his lambs ask him for what is holy and pure, I am sure the Holy Father will respond with what is best for the whole Church. With that in mind, and especially after the publication of Summorum Pontificum, what could be better for the Church than to see her Universal Shepherd publicly celebrating all her liturgical rites and forms?