Skip to comments.Vatican prelate foresees new structure for traditionalists
Posted on 04/21/2006 2:22:03 PM PDT by NYCCatholic
Vatican, Apr. 21 (CWNews.com) - An influential Vatican prelate has expressed cautious optimism about the prospects for an eventual restoration of full communion between the Holy See and the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X (SSPX).
Cardinal Jorge Medina Estevez, the former prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship, told the I Media news agency that Pope Benedict XVI (bio - news) is keenly interested in restoring normal ties with the Lefebvrist group, and confirmed that the topic was discussed at length during a March 23 meeting of the College of Cardinals.
I will believe it when I see it, until then it's idle speculation. It's probably about as likely as the Bishops in England asking the Pope if they can return to the exclusive use of the Sarum rite.
I don't think it will happen unless the SSPX make MAJOR concessions and admit that they were wrong.