The head of the Society of St Pius X says the breakaway traditionalist group is on the verge of giving a definitive response to the Vatican’s offer of re-unification, reports the Catholic News Agency.
“All ambiguity has now been resolved among us. Very soon we will convey to Rome the position of the Chapter,” Bishop Bernard Fellay said on Monday, following the conclusion of the society’s general chapter in Econe, Switzerland.
The society has spent the past month considering a June 13 offer from the Vatican’s Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith that would give the traditionalist group personal prelature status within the Church.
A personal prelature is a Church jurisdiction without geographical boundaries designed to carry out particular pastoral initiatives. At present, the only personal prelature in the Church is Opus Dei.
In return, the society would have to agree to certain doctrinal statements, including, it is presumed, an acceptance of the documents of the Second Vatican Council.
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