Eucharistic prayer when Papal Seat is empty


#1

so when feb 28th rolls around and the papal seat is empty what does the priest say in the Eucharistic prayer when it talks about the pope. I was alive when the last election happened but I really didn't pay attention to that part of the mass. So what do the rubrics say to do in this case.

thanks for any answers.


#2

I am not sure what the rubrics are, but I clearly remember back in 2005 when my priest said
"Lord, remember your Church throughout the world; make us grow in love, together with the Holy See, our Bishop Nicolas, and all the clergy"

He gave a pause like he didn't know what to say at that point. Or perhaps a symbolic pause. I don't know.


#3

[quote="mfrances, post:2, topic:314508"]
I am not sure what the rubrics are, but I clearly remember back in 2005 when my priest said
"Lord, remember your Church throughout the world; make us grow in love, together with the Holy See, our Bishop Nicolas, and all the clergy"

He gave a pause like he didn't know what to say at that point. Or perhaps a symbolic pause. I don't know.

[/quote]

I have some people who probably would know what will happen I just thought I see if this place would know the answer.


#4

Pretty sure they just skip to the bishop.


#5

From my Pastor (who actually is a cannon lawyer)

The formula leaves out all reference to the Pope and is simply "____ our bishop". If you're in the Diocese of Rome where that's the usual formula, it's left out completely.


#6

It is the same when a diocesan seat is empty. The Pope is mentioned, but not the bishop.


#7

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