First Country "Banishes" Roman Mass
The letter - which can safely be ignored - is signed by the presiding Bishop José Manuel Gerrita Herrera of Ciudad Quesada. It claims that there has „never been a group“ of traditional faithful in the country. This statement makes the bishops look like Japan's war government which passed anti-Jewish laws although there were no Jews in the country.
However, the statement of the tragic-comical prelates is untrue. There were several diocesan Roman Masses in Costa Rica although the bishops never gave up persecuting them.
In Alajuela Diocese, a group called Summorum Pontificum was erected in 2018. Their bylaws were signed by the diocesan chancellor. The group was allowed in order to damage Pius X. Now, this apostolate is handed over to them.
The Costa Rica bishops are known for their incompetence and poor performance to the point that in their country Catholicism went from of 99% before Vatican II to being a minority faith today. Between 2010 and now alone, the proportion of Catholics fell from 57% to 47%.