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SSPX leader: no deal is imminent

August 26, 2010

The head of the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) has denied any knowledge of a forthcoming motu proprio that would regularize relations between the SSPX and the Holy See.

Bishop Bernard Fellay was commenting on a recent statement by another SSPX leader, Bishop Richard Williamson, who claimed that the motu proprio would seal a “political deal” between the Vatican and the SSPX leadership.

Bishop Fellay also denied Bishop Williamson’s claim that doctrinal discussions between SSPX and Vatican officials have run into a “doctrinal brick wall.” The SSPX superior said that the discussions have been friendly and fruitful. CWN sources confirm that the Vatican-SSPX talks are regarded by both sides as fruitful.

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  • Posted by: Mike in Toronto - Aug. 27, 2010 2:53 PM ET USA

    Fr Thomas Rosica, C.S.B., of Canada's "Salt + Light" Catholic television interviewed Bishop Fellay on June 15, 2009 for the program "Witness." The interview can be seen in its entirety at http://saltandlighttv.org/prog_slprog_witness_popup_0906_fellay.html .