Pope Francis held a private and informal meeting with the superior general of the Society of St. Pius X at the weekend, fueling expectations that an agreement on canonical status for the Society could be achieved soon.
In a statement, the SSPX said the Holy Father received Bishop Bernard Fellay and the Society’s second general assistant, Father Alain-Marc Nély, at the Pope’s Domus Sanctae Marthae’s residence on April 1.
It added that Pope Francis “had wanted a private and informal meeting, without the formality of an official audience”. The meeting lasted 40 minutes and “took place under a cordial atmosphere,” the statement said.
“After the meeting, it was decided that the current...READ MORE