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John McAreavey: Even minor changes require care and sensitivity

John McAreavey

Published 20/04/2011 | 05:00

I want to begin by alerting Catholic people that there will be some changes in the text of the Mass. In Ireland and across the English-speaking world, these will be introduced in the autumn.

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The most obvious change will be the response to the priest's greeting, "The Lord be with you". Instead of saying "And also with you", the congregation will say: "And with your spirit".

There will be some other changes in the Confiteor ("I confess"), the Gloria ("Glory be to God") and the Creed.

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