Three people have come up to me and I am getting text messages on my phone that SSPX Superior Bishop Bernard Fellay is in Rome to meet with officials of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith to receive Pope Benedict’s decision concerning their mutual dealings with the “Doctrinal Preamble”.
You may recall that the Holy See gave this “Doctrinal Preamble” to the SSPX after a series of talks and exchanges. The SSPX proposed some modifications. We were waiting for the Holy See to respond again. It seems that the ball is being moved very quickly now.
The bottom line seems to be that, if Bp. Fellay accepts – for the SSPX – what Pope Benedict has decided, then they will be able to move forward to a formalization of a structure, etc. In other words, this is a huge turning point.
I hope we will have good news soon.
Benedict XVI is the Pope of Christian Unity.