Traditionalist Catholics Calls Vatican Offer ‘Clearly Unacceptable’

The Society of St. Pius X (SSPX), a “breakaway traditionalist Catholic group,” rejected a recent attempt by the Vatican to reconcile the organization with Rome, Alessandro Speciale reports for Religion News Service. A recently leaked letter indicates that Bishop Bernard Fellay, superior general of SSPX, refused to sign the Vatican’s doctrinal document that “was supposed to lay the foundation for the group’s reconciliation with Rome.” Speciale writes that the doctrinal differences stem from SSPX rejecting “the modernizing reforms of the Second Vatican Council (1962-1965), including church acceptance of ecumenism and religious freedom, and its rejection of anti-Semitism.”

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