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Friday, July 27, 2012

Another leading supporter of reform of the reform leaves the Curia

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He is personally known to Benedict XVI. As Cardinal, the Pope even wrote a preface to his famous book "Conversi ad Dominum".

The famous Father Uwe Michael Lang left all his positions in the Vatican and has returned to London. This is reported by 'blog.messainlatino.it'.

His final post at the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments
Father Lang is a German convert and member of the Brompton Oratory 'in London. In recent years, he worked in the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. It is unclear why the cleric has resigned his offices.

Steep ascent
Father Lang was born in October 1972 in Nuremberg. He studied in Munich, Oxford and Vienna. In 1997, he converted to the church. Two years later he received his doctorate at Oxford. He then joined the Vienna Oratory of St. Philip Neri. Since 2002, he has been a member of the Oratory in London. In 2004, he was ordained a priest.

He was a fig leaf for the never realized reform of the reform
Initially, he worked for three years in the parish and school ministry. In August 2007 - after the publication of the Motu Proprio 'Summorum Pontificum' - the Pope brought him to the Vatican as a member of the Pontifical Commission for the Cultural Heritage of the Church. Since April 2008, he has worked in the Congregation for Divine Worship and the Discipline of the Sacraments. Since 2007, he has lectured at the university founded by the Legionaries of Christ 'Regina Apostolorum'.

Prayer towards the east
Father Lang is known for his work on the Roman liturgy, liturgical history and patristics. In German it was through his work "Conversi ad Dominum" known from the year 2003. It deals with the Christian prayer toward the east. The then Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger wrote the foreword
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