Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Pope Francis paves way for recognition of SSPX marriages

(Catholic Herald)  Pope Francis has approved new provisions that make it possible for marriages celebrated by Society of St Pius X (SSPX) priests to be recognised as valid.

In a letter approved by Pope Francis, Cardinal Gerhard Müller wrote: “Following the same pastoral outlook which seeks to reassure the conscience of the faithful, despite the objective persistence of the canonical irregularity in which for the time being the Society of St Pius X finds itself, the Holy Father, following a proposal by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and the Pontifical Commission, Ecclesia Dei, has decided to authorise Local Ordinaries the possibility to grant faculties for the celebration of marriages of faithful who follow the pastoral activity of the Society...” (continued)


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