Now, I don't like the clapping, and I wish all had imitated the bishops who genuflected to him. I hope he was not thinking, "Have they not listened to me at all?" He is the man, after all, who said this:
Look, I know it's his last Mass. I know Msgr. Marini, the dedicated Papal Master of Liturgical Ceremonies, clapped a little. I know he's the Holy Father, and we are really applauding his service to Christ. But this had little dignity."Wherever applause breaks out in the liturgy because of some human achievement, it is a sure sign that the essence of liturgy has totally disappeared and been replaced by a kind of religious entertainment."
We will miss you, Holy Father.