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SSPX Talks Scheduled

10/15/2009 Comments (1)

The first meeting of talks between the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei and the Society of St. Pius X will take place in the morning of Monday, Oct. 26, the Vatican announced today.

The talks are taking place to consider the doctrinal issues that separate the traditionalist society from full unity with the Church. The SSPX refuses to accept the authority of some elements of the Second Vatican Council and the post-conciliar magisterium of the popes.

In a statement, Father Federico Lombardi said the Ecclesia Dei commission will be represented by Msgr. Guido Pozzo, secretary of the commission, and Archbishop Luis F. Ladaria Ferrer, S.J., secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

The commission will also include the following experts: Father Charles Morerod, O.P., secretary of the International Theological Commission, Msgr. Fernando Ocáriz, vicar general of Opus Dei and a consultor to the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and Father Karl Josef Becker, S.J., also a consulter to the CDF.

Father Lombardi said the doctrinal questions to be discussed during the meeting will “remain strictly confidential.” It is scheduled to take place in the Palace of the Holy Office, the CDF’s premises at the Vatican.

A communiqué will be released once the meeting has concluded.

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Edward Pentin began reporting on the Pope and the Vatican with Vatican Radio before moving on to become the Rome correspondent for the National Catholic Register. He has also reported on the Holy See and the Catholic Church for a number of other publications including Newsweek, Newsmax, Zenit, The Catholic Herald, and The Holy Land Review, a Franciscan publication specializing in the Church and the Middle East. Edward is the author of "The Rigging of a Vatican Synod? An Investigation into Alleged Manipulation at the Extraordinary Synod on the Family", published by Ignatius Press. Follow him on Twitter @edwardpentin