on February 18, 1971
Exc. me Domine,
With great joy I received
your letter, in which your Excellency informs me of your news
and especially of the Statutes of the Priestly Society.
As Your Excellency explains, this Association, which by your
action, received on 1 November 1970, the approbation of His
Excellency Francois Charriere, Bishop of Fribourg, has already
exceeded the frontiers of Switzerland, and several Ordinaries
[bishops] in different parts of the world praise and approve
it. All of this and especially the wisdom of the norms which
direct and govern this Association give much reason to hope
for its success.
As for the Sacred Congregation [of the Clergy], the Priestly
Society will certainly be able to conform to the end proposed
by the Council [for the formation of seminarians], for the
distribution of the clergy in the world.
I am respectfully, Your Excellency,
Yours in the Lord.
addictissimus in Domino,
J Card. Wright, Praef.