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SSPX
General House communiqué concerning
Bishop Williamson

10-24-2012 | DICI

Bishop Richard Williamson, having distanced himself from the management* and the government of the SSPX for several years, and refusing to show due respect and obedience to his lawful superiors, was declared excluded from the SSPX by decision of the Superior General and its Council, on October 4, 2012. A final deadline had been granted to him to declare his submission, after which he announced the publication of an “open letter” asking the Superior General to resign.

This painful decision has become necessary by concern for the common good of the Society of St. Pius X and its good government, according to what Archbishop Lefebvre denounced: “This is the destruction of authority. How can authority be exercised if it needs to ask all members to participate in the exercise of authority?" (Econe, June 29, 1987)

Menzingen, October 24, 2012
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NB: *The original text being in French, it must be noted that the word “authority” translates better the French word “direction”.

 
 
 

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