Vatican to Savannah diocese: end TLM in ’23

Bishop Stephen Parkes of Savannah, Georgia, has announced that traditional Latin Masses in his Georgia diocese will cease in May 2023, at the request of the Vatican. The bishop said that he had requested permission from the Vatican Dicastery for Divine Worship and Discipline of the Sacraments for parishes in his diocese to offer Mass according to the 1962 Roman Missal and received a response from Rome that one parish can offer the Mass weekly and three parishes can offer the Mass monthly until May 20, 2023.