Friday, 23 January 2009
Breaking News - SSPX Excommunications to be Lifted by Pope Benedict?
H/t to Rorate Caeli:- UPDATE (2010 GMT): French religious news agency I.Media reports the following (by way of news agency ASCA):
Citta' del Vaticano, Jan 23 - L'Osservatore Romano will publish tomorrow an "explanatory note" on the decision of Pope Benedict XVI to revoke the excommunication of the four schismatic Bishops ordained by Traditionalist Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre in 1988. ...
The act of Pope Ratzinger will be presented in the daily paper of the Holy See as "an act of mercy by the Pope".
Meanwhile, The Remnant discloses a January 21 letter in which the Superior General of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Pius X, Bishop Bernard Fellay, distances the FSSPX/SSPX from any specific privately held opinion (namely from Bishop Williamson of the SSPX ).