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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

Cardinal Castrillón at a conference in 2010. Castrillón died in Rome the night of May 17-18, 2018.

Cardinal Castrillon Hoyos of Colombia dies at age 88

May 18, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Darío Castrillón Hoyos, a Colombian and a former head of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei and of the Congregation... Read more

Pope Francis with a statue of Our Lady of Fatima at the General Audience in St. Peter's Square, May 13, 2015.

Vatican approves special Fatima feast day for the Traditional Latin Mass

Apr 6, 2017

The Vatican office which governs the use of the extraordinary form of the Roman rite has given priests permission to... Read more

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

SSPX clarifies: Canonical recognition not its primary concern

Jun 29, 2016

After indications of progress toward reconciliation earlier this year, the head of the Society of St. Pius X stated Wednesday... Read more

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

Could reconciliation with the SSPX arrive with ease?

Apr 26, 2016

Pope Francis may soon offer the Society of Saint Pius X regular canonical status within the Church, without requiring the... Read more