Traditional Mass

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Update on: SSPX facing deadline before papal resignation :

Regarding the issue of the Society of St. Pius X, this morning Fr. Federico Lombardi, director of the Holy See Press Office reaffirmed that the date of 22 February to decide the issue is pure hypothesis and that Benedict XVI has decided to entrust the matter to the next Pope, therefore, a definition of relations with that society should not be expected by the end of this pontificate.

In conclusion, he confirmed that the Commission of Cardinals (Julian Herranz, Jozef Tomko, and Salvatore De Giorgi) set up by the Holy Father to prepare a report on the Holy See has made its results known exclusively to the Pope. The cardinals will not grant interviews or otherwise comment on the results.