Negotiations between the Vatican and the Society of St Pius X (SSPX) have "come to a standstill", their superior-general said, reports The Tablet.
Bishop Bernard Fellay said during a homily at the group's headquarters at Ecône in Switzerland that despite all correspondence over a two-year period, the Vatican had "gone back to square one".
The Vatican was full of contradictory opinions, he said, and the SSPX had become caught in the middle.
The head of the German SSPX, Fr Franz Schmidberger, said the Vatican was suffering from a "leadership problem".
Certain people were "obviously once again throwing a spanner in the works against the Pope's wishes [that SSPX be in communion with Rome]", he said.
FULL STORY Vatican-SSPX talks at a standstill (Tablet)