The Superior General, Bishop Bernard Fellay, has come to know through the press of Bishop Richard Williamson's decision, ten days before his trial, to replace the lawyer entrusted with his defence with a lawyer openly tied to the neo-Nazi movement in Germany and some of its groups.
Bishop Fellay has given Bishop Williamson a formal order to reverse this decision and to avoid allowing himself to serve as a tool of certain political theses which are entirely alien to his mission as a Catholic bishop at the service of the Fraternity of St Pius X.
Disobeying this order will result in Bp Williamson's incurring exclusion from the Priestly Fraternity of St Pius X.
Menzingen, 20th November 2010
Fr Christian Thouvenot, Secretary General