Communiqué of the General House of the Society of Saint Pius X (October 24, 2012)
Bishop Richard Williamson, having distanced himself from the management* and the government of the SSPX for several years, and refusing to show due respect and obedience to his lawful superiors, was declared excluded from the SSPX by decision of the Superior General and its Council, on October 4th, 2012. A final deadline had been granted to him to declare his submission, after which he announced the publication of an “open letter” asking the Superior General to resign.
This painful decision has become necessary by concern for the common good of the Society of Saint Pius X and its good government, according to what Archbishop Lefebvre denounced: “This is the destruction of authority. How authority can be exercised if it needs to ask all members to participate in the exercise of authority? “(Ecône, October 3, 1987)
Menzingen, October 24th, 2012
* The original text being in French, it must be noted that the word “authority” translates better the French word “direction”.
Kommuniqué des Generalhauses der Priesterbruderschaft St. Pius X
Comunicado de la Casa General de la Fraternidad San Pío X (24 de octubre 2012)
Communiqué de la Maison Générale de la Fraternité Saint-Pie X (24 octobre 2012)
Komunikat Domu Generalnego FSSPX w sprawie bp. Ryszarda Williamsona