Contrary to earlier reports by the website Le Foum Catholique and subsequently CNA, the Society of St. Pius X (SSPX) denies that it is holding doctrinal talks with the Vatican.
According to the website The Remnant (www.remnantnewspaper.com), “The SSPX denies having any doctrinal discussions at present either with officials or theologians of the Vatican,” said Fr. Arnaud Sélégny, Secretary General of the SSPX.
“Bishop Fellay has not, and did not, appoint any theologian priests of the SSPX mentioned in the ‘news’ forums to carry on such doctrinal discussions,” he said.
Bishop Bernard Fellay, the Superior General of the SSPX, has repeatedly outlined that prior to doctrinal discussion with the Holy See, he hopes for the lifting of the decrees of excommunication against the SSPX’s four bishops.