The Society of St. Pius X

Traditionalist leader talks about his movement, Rome

An exclusive interview with Bishop Bernard Fellay, superior general of the Society of St. Pius X, at the society’s headquarters in Menzingen, Switzerland. Bishop Fellay has been at the heart of a drama within the Catholic Church since he was ordained illicitly by the group’s founder, Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, in 1988, protesting the modernizing reforms of the Second Vatican Council. Since 2009, he has been involved in private doctrinal talks with Rome in an effort to overcome the division between his traditionalist society and the Vatican. An announcement is expected by the end of May regarding the outcome of those talks.

This week we continue our look at the Society of St. Pius X, the traditionalist movement which may be close to reconciliation with Rome after years of separation over the modernizing reforms of the Second Vatican Council. We visit the society’s principle seminary in Econe, Switzerland, which was founded in 1970 by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre and has a reputation for being the epicenter of opposition to Vatican II.

Extra clips from an exclusive interview with Bishop Bernard Fellay of the Society of St. Pius X on May 11.

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Originally posted by CatholicNews.com

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