Easter Saturday, 2nd April, 2005
Superior 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.
will be a Requiem Mass said in each house of the Society for the
repose of the soul of the Holy Father.
Society of St. Pius X, founded by Mgr. 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.
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.
we wait and hope for this, it is now time to pray for him who has
just entered eternity.
Mgr. Bernard Fellay
General of the Priestly Society of St. Pius X