27/01/2009Some background information follows.
Issued by the Catholic Communications Network
Catholic Bishops’ Conference statement on lifting of excommunications of SSPX Bishops
A spokesperson for the Bishops’ Conference of England & Wales said:
“The Bishops of England & Wales acknowledge the lifting of the excommunication of four SSPX bishops.
“The Bishops draw attention to the fact that this is the first step in enabling the fraternity of SSPX to move towards full communion and doctrinal unity within the Catholic Church.
“In harmony with Pope Benedict XVI, the Bishops of England & Wales hope that this act will consolidate reciprocal relations of trust and to intensify and stabilise the relations of the Fraternity of SSPX and the Holy See.”
Tuesday, 27 January 2009
CBCEW spokesperson on SSPX
Here it is: