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Pope to OK Use of Indigenous Languages for Mass in Mexico

Pope Francis will issue a decree authorizing the use of indigenous languages in Mass celebrations when he travels to Mexico next week, one of the symbolic gestures he will make in defense of Indian rights in the country. The Vatican said Friday that Francis will present the decree during a Mass dedicated to indigenous people in the state of Chiapas on Feb. 15. Some church authorities had long bristled at the inclusion of indigenous elements in Masses, which was championed by the late...

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