Cardinal Arinze also announced that a Eucharistic compendium, also suggested by the ’05 synod on the Eucharist, is nearly finished.
The book will define Eucharistic doctrine, benediction, Eucharistic holy hours, adoration, and prayers before and after Mass, he explained.
The cardinal further said that the Holy See, at the request of the Pope and the 2005 synod, is studying the most adequate moment during the Mass for the sign of peace.
The Holy Father indicated that episcopal conferences should consider two options: either before the “Agnus Dei” or after the Prayers of the Faithful. Each bishops’ conference is to respond by the end of October, though there is a three-week grace period for late responses. The proposals will then be presented to the Holy Father, who will make a decision on the matter.