Rorate Caeli quotes Italian newspaper reports that say that talks in Rome about reconciling with the SSPX have reached a turning point. Specifically, they say, Pope Benedict has ordered a document to be presented to him on March 23 that would not only lift the excommunications, but also end the schism.
“The Holy Father”, says one of his collaborators, “is so interested in finding a solution in a very short time that he is ready to find any legal way which pleases him. Naturally without disregarding the fundamental principles of the Church, of her history, and of the dispositions which concern her today.”
It continues to bear watching as the situation develops.
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