No news on the meeting of SSPX leadership in France yesterday. As I said, such rumors are to be accepted with a grain of salt. Something may or may not have happened there. We won’t know until an official announcement is made, if any. Keep in mind that if reconciliation with the Vatican was discussed, it was likely the beginning of a process, not the end. Considering the sharp divisions, the discussions would probably be lengthy and heated.
Speaking of rumors, according to Catholic World News an Italian newspaper is reporting that the Pope and the Curia will hold a meeting on February 13 to discuss the topic of reconciliation with the Society of St. Pius X, aka Lefebvrists.
Now, according to Il Giornale, the Pope wants to discuss the possibility of rescinding those excommunications. That move could eliminate a source of tensions in the continuing talks between the Vatican and the SSPX, aimed to restoring the traditionalst group to full unity with the Holy See. Pope Benedict will also discuss his own inclination to allow broader use of the pre-conciliar Roman Missal, Il Giornale reports.
It also said the Pope may offer a universal Indult for the Tridentine Mass.
Sources independent of Il Giornale are also reporting that the meeting will discuss the SSPX.