Cardinal Robert Sarah has not withdrawn his declaration that the Vatican has final responsibility for liturgical translations although Pope Francis had asked him to do so humiliating him in public.
All started with the Motu Proprio Magnum Principium (September 3) in which Francis applies his confusion strategy in order to shift responsibility for liturgical translations to the local bishops without saying it. Sarah rectified this confusion with a statement in L’Homme Nouveau (October 1).
Francis wanted Sarah to send a disclaimer to L'Homme Nouveau, all Bishops' Conferences, and to the members and consultors of his congregation. It seems that Sarah decided not to play in Francis' sandbox game. So far L'Homme Nouveau has not received any statement from the cardinal.
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