The Vatican held its first round of formal talks this morning with the breakaway Society of St. Pius X.
A communiqué is expected either later today or tomorrow.
The Vatican’s goal in these discussions is to bring about a reunion with the traditionalist order, which broke away from the Church on the grounds that it could not accept the teachings of the Second Vatican Council. The SSPX blames the conciliar reforms for many of the Church’s difficulties.
The Vatican is optimistic about the outcome of the talks. It’s argued that officials wouldn’t have taken this initiative if they didn’t see a real possibility of bringing the SSPX back into communion.
But how long these meetings...READ MORE