Vatican News reports:
Pope Francis publishes a motu proprio on Friday to redefine the use of the pre-Vatican missal granting the decision to allow its use the local bishops. Groups attending the pre-Vatican liturgy must not deny the validity of the liturgical reform dictated by the Second Vatican Council and the magisterium of the Supreme Pontiffs.
After consulting the bishops throughout the world, Pope Francis has decided to modify the norms regulating the use of the 1962 missal granted 14 years ago by his predecessor, Pope Benedict XVI, as the “extraordinary form of the Roman Rite”. The Pope has published the Motu proprio Traditionis custodes, (see link below) dated 16 July 2021, regarding the use of the Roman liturgy prior to 1970. It is accompanied by a letter (see link below) in which he explains the reasons behind his decision. Here are the main points.
Link to the Motu proprio Traditionis Custodes:
Link to the Accompanying Letter from Pope Francis:
America Magazine reports:
The story is also covered in the Irish Examiner: