Monday, July 4, 2011

Secretariat of State Refuses to Follow Papal Directive

Source: Vatican Insider - La Stampa

The wishes of Pope Benedict XVI are being thwarted by some of his own subordinates, observed Bp. Bernard Fellay, Superior General of the SSPX.

Bp. Fellay said that "when the Pope wants to do good he is hindered, prevented." His Excellency cited the example of a German Trappist monastery that sought papal permission to return to the liturgy and rules that were in force before Vatican II. The Pope signed a letter giving his permission, but the letter was deliberately withheld by an official in the Vatican Secretariat of State. "We know exactly who" sidetracked the letter, the SSPX leader said.

Eventually a friendly prelate hand-delivered the papal permission to the Trappist monastery, Bp. Fellay reported. But the fact remains, he said, that "to bring the news of the Pope's decision they bypassed the Secretariat of State."

1 comment:

Paul said...

Guess this just shows there are still plenty of men in the church hierarchy vehemently opposed to tradition and completely wedded to Vatican II.