Monday, August 29, 2005

A Chance at Reconciliation

Pope Benedict will meet with a representative of the Society of St Piux X today. A few prayers for the success of the meeting would not go amiss.

Addendum: According to AP the meeting has already concluded. Naturally, not much is known about how things progressed. One can certainly hope for a reasonable response from Bishop Fellay.

Vatican spokesman Joaquin Navarro-Valls said the meeting between the pope and Monsignor Bernard Fellay, secretary general of the Society of St. Pius X, was held "in a climate of love for the church and a desire to arrive at perfect communion."

"While knowing the difficulties, the desire to proceed by degrees and in reasonable time was shown," Navarro-Valls said in a statement.

Spiritum nobis, Domine, tuæ caritatis infunde: ut, quos uno pane cælesti satiasti, tua facias pietate concordes. Per Dominum. Amen.