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4) Canon law restricted (C.1257 in the old code and C. 838 in the new) limits the authority of the Apostolic See to “supervision,” Msgr. Gamber saying that, “It most certainly is not the function of the Holy See to introduce Church reforms. The first duty of the pope is to act as primary bishop (episcopus = supervisor), to watch over the traditions of the Church.”
Those who are looking from the fence can realize the plain falsehood of this statement and this is just a quick example among many.
Here is the canon in question:
Please read what is explicitly stated. This is not a mere "supervision" function. The canon is very clear that the Holy See alone has the right to ENACT the form of the Sacred Liturgy. Enacting is not merely supervising.
Looking at the dictionary definition of the word ENACT:
Make (a bill or other proposal) law.
"Make" is not the same as "supervise".