Today, Bishop Bernard Fellay, Superior General of the Priestly Society of Saint Pius X met with the Holy Father Benedict XVI at his residence of Castelgandolfo. At the conclusion of the audience, he [Bishop Fellay] made the following declaration:
The meeting lasted about thirty-five minutes; it took place in an atmosphere of calm.
The audiences was an opportunity for the Society to manifest that it has always been attached —and always will be —to the Holy See, Eternal Rome.
We broached the serious difficulties, already known, in a spirit of great love for the Church.
We reached a consensus as to proceeding by stages in the resolution of problems.
The Society of Saint Pius X prays that the Holy Father might find the strength to put an end to the crisis in the Church by "restoring all things in Christ."
+ Bernard Fellay