VATICAN CITY (EWTN News/CNA) — The Vatican spokesman, Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi, has dismissed the recent ordination of 20 priests by the Society of St. Pius X as illegitimate.
“As long as the society does not have a canonical status in the Church, Benedict XVI underlines, its ministers do not exercise legitimate ministries in the Church,” said
Father Lombardi in response to a question from EWTN News at a July 5 media conference.
Father Lombardi said that the society’s canonical status will not be resolved “until the doctrinal questions are clarified.”
The Society of St. Pius X is a traditionalist group founded in 1970 by the Frenchman Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre. Their...READ MORE