I went to a different parish for Mass - I have been there before. The priest is very good, very solid, very faithful. However, I've noticed he neglects the intercession for the Pope in the Eucharistic prayer, he says, "for your servant" and then "and your servants gathered here". This is the third time I noted the omission. I'm thinking he may not like Pope Francis, but I'm not sure. I just got that impression though. He is a young priest, very faithful as I said - 'says the black, does the red' except in the part of the Eucharistic prayer I mentioned.
Over the years, I've accustomed myself to priests omitting parts of the Mass and the Eucharistic prayer, as well as editing the readings to suit their personal devotion and or political causes, but I've not encountered this before. I've always adhered to the advice, 'so long as the words of institution are accurate, the Eucharist is confected' - and that was how I could maintain my peace in the face of liturgical abuse. I've been through a lot of it in my life, believe me. That said, it's not a big deal to me - neglecting to include the Pope, although it is disconcerting, but it seems to me it may be a deliberate deletion. It's especially ironic for the Solemnity of Pentecost, which is about unity on so many levels. Though barely noticed, it interrupts the flow of the prayer - I personally find it a momentarily arresting distraction to recollection and my focus upon the Eucharistic mystery.
It seems to me if a priest is faithful to the 'say the black do the red' deal - he should pray the Eucharistic prayer accordingly. I hesitate to ask him directly because I don't want to give the impression I'm part of the liturgy-police-patrol, or that kind of thing. I get the feeling many priests dislike the Holy Father. I may be wrong. I wish we had one form of Mass that no one deviated from.
So. Any ideas on why he neglects the intercession for the Pope?