"Father Z" at "What Does the Prayer Really Say?" has translated an excerpt from an interview with Cardinal Philippe Barbarin which appeared in the November 6 issue of Le Figaro. The translated excerpt speaks of the potential expansion of the Tridentine Mass. Father Z also offers his own analysis. An excerpt from Cardinal Barbarin's remarks about the Tridentine Mass and the Lefebvrists:
"The Pope’s goal isn’t to divide the Church. He wants to reach out a hand, before its too late, to those who strayed away. I feel however that this business isn’t over."
Born in 1950, Cardinal Barbarin is a former theology professor who favors the Ressourcement theologians such as Hans Urs von Balthasar and Henri de Lubac. He became a Cardinal about 3 years ago and is young as compared with other cardinals. For English translations of one of his recent homilies, click here.