The 1966 Petition for the Traditional Mass

The Una Voce Italia newsletter records the publication of this petition, with the following 37 names:


Wynstan Hugh Auden, poet (W.H. Auden, English poet); 

José Bergamin, Spanish writer and playwright; 

Robert Bresson, French film director; 

Benjamin Britten, British composer; 

Jorge Luis Borges, Argentinian writer; 

Cristina Campo, Italian writer; 

Pablo Casals, Spanish/Puerto Rican musician; 

Elena Croce, Italian writer; 

Fedele D’Amico, 

Luigi Dallariaga, 

Giorgio De Chirico, Italian artist; 

Tamaro De Marinis,

Augusto Del Noce, Italian philosopher; 

Salvador De Madariaga, Spanish diplomat and writer; 

Carl Theodor Dreyer, Danish film director; 

Francesco Gabrieli, Professor of Arabic language and literature in the University of Rome; 

Julien Green, French writer and member of L’Académie française

Jorge Guillèn, Spanish poet; 

Hélène Kazantzakii;

Lanza del Vasto, Italian philosopher; 

Gertrud von Le Fort, German writer; 

Gabriel Marcel, French writer; 

Jacques Maritain, French philosopher; 

Francois Mauriac, French writer and member of L’Académie française

Eugenio Montale, Italian poet and Nobel laureate; 

Victoria Ocampo, Argentinian writer; 

Nino Perrotta, 

Goffredo Petrussi, Italian composer; 

Ildebrando Pizzetti, Italian composer; 

Salvatore Quasimodo, Italian poet; 

Elsa Respighi, Italian singer and composer; 

Augusto Roncaglin, 

Wally Toscanini, 

Philip Toynbee, British writer; 

Evelyn Waugh, British novelist; 

Morin Zambrano, 

Elémir Zolla, Italian philosopher.

Of particular interest are the Argentinian writer Jorge Luís Borges (d. 1986), the English (and non-Catholic) poet W. H. Auden (d. 1973), the French Academician Julien Green (d. 1998), the Spanish musician Andrés Segovia (d. 1987), philosophers from Italy (Augusto Del Noce, d. 1989) and France (Gabriel Marcel, d. 1973), the English novelist Evelyn Waugh (d. 1966), and the French philosopher so admired by Pope Paul VI, Jacques Maritain (d. 1973), and Philip Toynbee, a well-known communist sympathiser. Significantly, it includes Cristina Campo, the pen-name of Vittoria Guerrini (d. 1977), an Italian very active in the early days of the movement.

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