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Wednesday, March 06, 2013

One of Rome's leading experts in ecumenism bans SSPX

In the diocese of Lausanne, Geneva and Fribourg, the SSPX may not use Catholic churches.

The SSPX in the diocese of Lausanne may not use Catholic churches anymore. This was reported on Saturday by "Vatican Radio", citing the Italian newspaper "La stampa". A corresponding decree from Bishop Charles Morerod was already on 20 Signed in January.

Before his appointment as bishop of Lausanne, Geneva and Fribourg in November 2011, the Dominican priest and theologian was a member of the Commission of the Congregation, which had to lead the talks with the SSPX. With the publication of the Decree, the diocese had according to "La Stampa" indicates that the priests of the Society were suspended in the sense of the Catholic Church "a divinis" and should not exercise their priesthood. Thus the priests of the Society of Saint Pius X are prohibited the benefit of the churches and chapels . The decree regulates the provision of churches and chapels to non-Catholic religions and denominations. Churches should not be made ​​available to non-Christians, Christian denominations such as Protestants, Lutherans, Anglicans and Orthodox on the other hand have their use for pastoral reasons, however.

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