January 24, 2009
by Damian Thompson
The Pope has lifted the excommunication of the four bishops of the SSPX consecrated by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre. Here is the Vatican document:
CONGREGATIO PRO EPISCOPIS
By way of a letter of December 15, 2008 addressed to His Eminence Cardinal Dario Castrillón Hoyos, President of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, Mons. Bernard Fellay, also in the name of the other three Bishops consecrated on June 30, 1988, requested anew the removal of the latae sententiae excommunication formally declared with the Decree of the Prefect of this Congregation on July 1, 1988.
Read in full at the Holy Smoke blog.
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