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Archbishop Arthur Roche at a Vatican press conference on Feb. 10, 2015.

Vatican archbishop: Traditional Latin Mass ‘experiment’ not successful in reconciling SSPX

Nov 16, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Archbishop Roche discussed Pope Francis’ motu proprio Traditionis custodes in a television interview. Read more

Richard Williamson

Twice-excommunicated bishop loses appeal of hate speech conviction

Feb 1, 2019

Richard Williamson has lost an appeal against his 2010 conviction for inciting hatred. His appeal was rejected January 31 by... Read more

The statue of St. Peter holding the keys, outside St. Peter's Basilica.

Vatican transfers task of Ecclesia Dei to the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith

Jan 19, 2019

By Courtney Mares

Pope Francis issued a motu proprio Saturday ending the pontifical commission Ecclesia Dei and creating an office within the Congregation... Read more

Pope Francis at the general audience in St. Peter's Square Sept. 7 2016.

SSPX bishop signs letter claiming Pope Francis enables error

Sep 23, 2017

A letter presenting itself as a filial correction of Pope Francis for reputed errors and heresies has been signed by... Read more

The statue of St. Peter inside the Vatican's St. Peter's Square, Jan. 19, 2015.

Pope Francis creates path for SSPX priests to celebrate marriages validly

Apr 4, 2017

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Tuesday Pope Francis approved a way for priests of the Society of St. Pius X to witness marriages validly,... Read more

The statue of St. Peter inside the Vatican's St. Peter's Square, Jan. 19, 2015.

Bishop Fellay: Offer of personal prelature under consideration

Feb 3, 2017

By Elise Harris

While divisions between the Vatican and the Society of St. Pius X still exist, representatives from both sides have said... Read more

St. Peter's Basilica.

Will Pope Francis mend ties with the SSPX?

Apr 14, 2016

Bishop Bernard Fellay, head of the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X, has reportedly discussed several positive aspects of his... Read more

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Vatican, SSPX officials resume meetings on doctrinal issues

Sep 23, 2014

Officials of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith met with representatives of the Society of St. Pius X... Read more