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Monday, July 16, 2012

SSPX clarifies status of Bishop Williamson and announces imminent decision

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kathweb Nachrichten .:. Katholische Presseagentur Österreich

The Lefebvrist-bishop had been officially excluded from participation in the General Chapter of the Fraternity which took place last week

The British Holocaust-denier Richard Williamson remains a member of the Lefebvrist SSPX (Cathcon- by definition the SSPX is Lefebvrist!) . Also, there is no change to his status as a bishop said SSPX spokesman , Alain Lorans, upon request on Monday in Paris. At the same time Lorans confirmed that Williamson had been officially excluded from participation in the General Chapter of the Community which took place last week. This measure is only "selective" and has no influence on Williamson's status in the SSPX, according to Lorans. The 72-year-old Williamson had whose doubts expressed in 2009 about the existence of gas chambers provoked an uproar and strained relations between the Society, which is separated from Rome and the Vatican.

The "Fraternity of St. Pius X." has after a week of deliberations in the Swiss town of Econe weekend announced that "soon" "a general declaration to Rome" will be published. The meeting discussed the question of whether to sign a "Doctrinal Statement." presented to the SSPX by the Vatican. This is a prerequisite for a possible reconciliation with Rome. In advance of the General Chapter, the different positions of the bishops of the Fraternity had diverged significantly.
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