2 April, 2005
General of the Priestly Society of St. Pius X and his two
assistants, together with all its members: bishops, priests,
brothers, sisters as well as the faithful, join in the prayer of
the Universal Church at the announcement of the passing of the
Holy Father, Pope John Paul II. We commend his soul to the mercy
of God the Father and the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary.
There will be a
Requiem Mass said in each house of the Society for the repose of
the soul of the Holy Father.
The Society of
St. Pius X, founded by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, applauds the
fight undertaken by Karol Wojtyla for the protection of life and
his efforts in the moral sphere. Nonetheless, it feels it a duty
to repeat that it has always disapproved of the indefatigable
efforts of Pope John Paul II towards ecumenism, efforts which have
led to a weakening of the Faith and of the defence of Truth.
The Society is
aware of the superhuman task awaiting the future Supreme Pontiff
and prays the Holy Ghost to enlighten the Cardinal Electors. It
hopes the new Vicar of Christ will be able to take up the helm of
the Church with a steady hand and make good the damage caused in
the wake of the Second Vatican Council: liturgical unity and the
unity of Faith have been dissolved and doctrinal errors have
spread amongst all the clergy.
While we wait and
hope for this, it is now time to pray for him who has just entered
Superior General of the SSPX