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A theorist, organist, and conductor, Jeff Ostrowski holds his B.M. in Music Theory from the University of Kansas (2004), and did graduate work in Musicology. He serves as choirmaster for the new FSSP parish in Los Angeles, where he resides with his wife and children.
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It should be borne in mind that there is no preference expressed in the liturgical legislation for either “versus populum” or “ad orientem.” Since both positions enjoy the favor of law, the legislation may not be invoked to say that one position or the other accords more closely with the mind of the Church.
— Congregation for Divine Worship (Vatican City), 10 April 2000

Picture • Pope Pius XII in St. Peter's (Low Mass)
published 15 April 2016 by Jeff Ostrowski

Venerable Pope Pius XII Celebrating Low Mass in St. Peter’s Basilica:

570 Venerable Pius XII Celebrates Papal Low Mass in St. Peter's Basilica

It appears to be a photograph; but almost looks like a painting, no?

Image courtesy of John Sonnen’s blog.