In a press release (06 December 2017) the Irish bishops welcomed the letter of Pope Francis, ‘The Great Principle” (03 September 2017), which gave responsibility and authority to local conferences of bishops over the translation of liturgical texts.
Press Release – Feast of Saint Nicholas, bishop, Wednesday 6 December 2017
Translation of Liturgical Texts
Bishops welcomed the motu proprio of Pope Francis, Magnum Principium, concerning the translation of liturgical texts. While moving towards implementation of the provisions of Magnum Principium, the bishops will give time to reflection and discussion on the full implications of the motu proprio. The Bishops’ Conference will continue to work collaboratively with other national Bishops’ Conferences, including through the International Commission for English in the Liturgy, in realising the principles of Magnum Principium, while giving full regard to the rights and responsibilities of the Bishops’ Conference as affirmed by the Holy Father Pope Francis.