Did Archbishop Annibale Bugnini ever become a Pope?

And if so, which one? And if not, what did he do to have a known name? Thanks.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Abp. Bugnini was in charge of a committee known as the "Consilium", a group of people in charge of revising the Mass and then implementing what was known as the Novus Ordo Mass, because isntead of revising it he essentially built a new one from scratch. Most Catholic Masses are Novus Ordo Masses. Since 2007, the pre-Bugnini Mass, now known as the Usus Antiquior (Older Use) or the Extra-ordinary Form (while the Novus Ordo is known as the Ordinary Form), has become much more popular*, especially among youth, seminarians, and young priests.

    *In 2007, in the letter Summorum Pontificum, Pope Benedict XVI allowed the Usus Antiquior to be celebrated, in essence, at the will of the priest celebrant. Previously, a bishop or religious superior had to grant permission. This has allowed many more priests to learn and celebrate the odler form of the Mass, and more people have been exposed to it as a consequence.

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