On July 27, Mons. Bartolome, Bishop of Alajela, released a statement not only prohibiting the celebration of the traditional Latin Mass in Costa Rica, but also of the Novus Ordo Mass in Latin and facing the tabernacle. The ban was introduced in response to Pope Francis’s Motu Proprio, Traditionis Custodes. In response, Costa Rican Catholics held a day of prayer for the re-establishment of the traditional Mass at the Apostolic Nunciature on July 31.

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