SACRED CONGREGATION FOR DIVINE WORSHIP
Prot. no. 1000/71
The Second Vatican Council showed the importance of the traditional discipline of the Church and desired to renew that discipline. It was, therefore, very concerned to bring about a suitable restoration of this liturgy of prayer so that priests and other members of the Church in today’s circumstances might celebrate it better and more effectively (see Constitution on the Sacred Liturgy, Sacrosanctum Concilium, number 84).
Now that this work of restoration has been approved by Pope Paul VI in the apostolic constitution Laudis canticum of November 1, 1970, this Sacred Congregation for Divine Worship has published the Latin book for the celebration of the liturgy of the hours in accordance with the Roman Rite, and it declares that the present edition is the typical edition.
From the Office of the Sacred Congregation for Divine Worship, Easter Sunday, April 11, 1971.
Arturo Cardinal TaberaPrefectAnnibale BugniniSecretary
“Proclaim the good news among the nations: Our God will come to save us. “