Communiqué from the General House of the Society of Saint Pius X (April 18, 2012)
The media are announcing that Bishop Bernard Fellay has sent a “positive response” to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and that consequently the doctrinal question between the Holy See and the Society of Saint Pius X is now resolved.
The reality is different.
In a letter dated April 17, 2012, the Superior General of the Society of Saint Pius X responded to the request for clarification that had been made to him on March 16 by Cardinal William Levada concerning the Doctrinal Preamble delivered on September 14, 2011. As the press release dated today from the Ecclesia Dei Commission indicates, the text of this response “will be examined by the dicastery (Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith) then submitted to the Holy Father for his judgement”.
This is therefore a stage and not a conclusion.
Menzingen, April 18, 2012
Kommuniquée des Generalhauses der Priesterbruderschaft St. Pius X. (18. April 2012)
Communiqué de la Maison généralice de la Fraternité Saint-Pie X (18 avril 2012)
Comunicado de la Casa General de la Fraternidad San Pío X
Comunicato dalla Casa Generalizia della Fraternità San Pio X (18 aprile 2012)