21 January 2009

Reports: Pope Benedict Has Signed Document Lifting Excommunications of SSPX Bishops--UPDATED

Rorate Caeli first posted this yesterday, with an update today.

Now, the reliable Italian journalist Andrea Tornielli states the document is already signed.

According to Tornielli, the document will be made public in the next few days.

It is a matter for prayer.


UPDATE:  Further word, and more specificity, on the matter via Rorate Caeli:

UPDATE 2 (Jan. 22, 0730 GMT): Paolo Luigi Rodari also confirms the news in his report for Il Riformista this morning, adding the information that:
"It [the decree] will come out in the next few days, probably by Sunday. The President of the Pontifical Council for Legislative Texts,Archbishop Francesco Coccopalmerio wrote and signed it [the decree], by the Pope's will."

1 comment:

StGuyFawkes said...

Has it occured to anyone that there is a little church on Boyle named after an Irish saint which might be offered soon to the about to be re-instated priests of the SSPX.

I'm sure Bishop Williamson will know exactly what to do with the liturgy there.

(C'mon everybody don't be so serious. I'm kidding!) Then again.......