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Bishop Fellay!

Bishop Bernard Fellay, SSPX Superior General

The Superior General of the SSPX has censured Bishop Richard Williamson:

Communiqué of the Superior General of the Society of St. Pius X,

Bishop Bernard Fellay

It has come to our attention that Bishop Richard Williamson, a member of our Society, granted an interview to a Swedish network. In this interview, he also commented on historical issues, especially on the genocide of Jews by the National-Socialist regime. It is obvious that a bishop speaks with religious authority solely on matters of faith and morals. Our Society claims no authority over historical or other secular matters.

The mission of the Society is the offering and restoration of authentic Catholic teaching, as handed down in the dogmas. We are known, accepted, and appreciated worldwide for this.

We view this matter with great concern, as this exorbitance has caused severe damage to our religious mission. We apologize to the Holy Father and to all people of good will for the trouble it has caused.

It must remain clear that those comments do not reflect in any way the attitude of our community. That is why I have forbidden Bishop Williamson to issue any public opinion on any political or historical matter until further notice.

The constant accusations against the Society have also apparently served the purpose of discrediting our mission. We will not allow this, but will continue to preach Catholic doctrine and to offer the Sacraments in the ancient rite.

Menzingen, January 27, 2009

+ Bishop Bernard Fellay

Superior General

 

Those of us who are sympathetic to the SSPX and praying for a speedy reconciliation can now breathe a huge sigh of relief!

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January 28, 2009 - Posted by | Uncategorized

2 Comments »

  1. I have to admit this article is the best I have read about this whole affair.

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    Comment by Gregory cantor | January 28, 2009 | Reply

  2. Interesting… speaking as an outsider to SSPX, this seems a very helpful gesture on the part of Fellay.

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    Comment by TSO | January 29, 2009 | Reply


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