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Saturday, January 24, 2009


Breaking: Pope lifts excommunications of Lefebvrite bishops

CNS:
Pope Benedict XVI has lifted the excommunication of four bishops ordained against papal orders in 1988 by the late Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre. The move was considered a major concession to the archbishop's traditionalist followers.

The Vatican said the decree removing the excommunication, signed Jan. 21 and made public three days later, marked an important step toward full communion with the Society of St. Pius X, founded by Archbishop Lefebvre in 1970.

It said some questions remain unresolved with the society, including its future status and that of its priests, and that these issues would be the subject of further talks.
The entire CNS article is worth the read. See also:
From http://www.americanpapist.com/2009/01/breaking-pope-lifts-excommunications-of.html
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