Thursday, January 22, 2009

Ex-Coms of SSPX Bishops to Be Lifted?

Maybe this weekend.

...the removal, withdrawal, or annulment of the excommunications of Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre (+ 1991), Bishop Antonio de Castro Mayer (+ 1991), and of the four Bishops consecrated by them for the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Pius X (FSSPX / SSPX) in EcĂ´ne, Switzerland, on June 30, 1988 is imminent. The Papal act on the matter has almost certainly been signed, and it will be made public shortly

An interesting sidelight from Mgr. Fellay SSPX, describing a 2005 meeting:

At a certain point [during the audience], the Pontiff himself put the matter on the table: pondering on the state of the Church in countries such as France and Germany, Benedict XVI recognized as perfectly well-grounded the question of the subsistence of the state of necessity in such countries... [sic] The Pope said this, not we

Very, very interesting.

HT: Rorate

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