Monday, January 30, 2017
SSPX ON VERGE OF RECONCILLING WITH ROME UPDATED
Bishop Fellay, head of the SSPX
Le Figaro today (Candlemass Day) reports that the official reconciliation is expected to take place on May 13th or July 7th of this year. See http://www.lefigaro.fr/actualite-france/2017/02/01/01016-20170201ARTFIG00340-les-lefebvristes-se-rapprochent-de-rome.php Also La Stampa has an article on the latest developments, pointing out that the SSPX cannot only lawfully administer the sacrament of penance, but also can now lawfully administer the sacrament of Extreme Unction. See: http://www.lastampa.it/2017/01/30/vaticaninsider/eng/the-vatican/fraternity-of-st-pius-x-ever-closer-to-reconciliation-xY7GVwCDVyST373inFczcP/pagina.html
APPARENTLY THE SSPX IS ON THE CUSP OF RECONCILLING WITH THE VATICAN
Rorate Caeli has issued the below two reports in the last two days. Reconciliation could affect Georgia because the SSPX has one Georgia parish located in Roswell (Atlanta Diocese). Bishop Fellay has said reconciliation is close on French TV. Andrea Tornielli, and Monsignor Pozzo of Ecclesia Dei have now confirmed this. See below:
From Andrea Tornielli, who has been one of the unofficial spokesman for Pope Francis in his pontificate, in an article this morning for La Stampa: "We are working at this moment in the completion of some aspects of the canonical frame, which will be the Personal Prelature." Archbishop Guido Pozzo, Secretary of the Ecclesia Dei commission, charged with dialogue with the Society of Saint Pius X, confirms [SSPX Superior-General Fellay's words] to Vatican Insider that the stage of full communion with the Lefebvrians is near. The accomplishment of the agreement is now in plain sight, even if some time is still needed.
From the interview granted by the Superior-General of the Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX), Bishop Bernard Fellay, to the program "Terres de Mission" by TVLibertes, a conservative French network, as reported by Italian website Radio Spada: Bishop Fellay confirmed in the program Terres de Mission of TVLibertes broadcast minutes ago: on the factual level, relations with the Vatican are already normal, and only the seal is missing on the agreement: "This agreement is possible, according to the Superior-general, in his view, without waiting for the situation in the Church to become completely satisfactory."