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Motu Proprio Summorum Pontificum of Pope Benedict XVI

Apostolic Letter of Pope Benedict XVI on the celebration of the Roman Rite according to the Missal of 1962 [Original : latin, unofficial Vatican Information Service translation] Up to our own times, it has been the constant concern of supreme pontiffs to ensure that the Church of Christ offers a worthy ritual to the Divine Majesty, ‘to the praise and glory […]

Decree erecting the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter

[Original: Latin] COMMISSION PONTIFICALE ECCLESIA DEI Prot. No.234/88 DECREE This Pontifical Commission “Ecclesia Dei“, in virtue of the special faculties granted to it by the Sovereign Pontiff, and graciously accepting the petition of the Reverend Father Josef Bisig, by this selfsame Decree erects the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter as a clerical society of Apostolic Life with Pontifical Right, according […]

Declaration of the Ecclesia Dei Commission

[Original: German] PONTIFICIA COMMISSIO ECCLESIA DEI Rome, 22 July 1988 Reverend Father Bisig, The Papal Commission, established by the Motu propri Ecclesia Dei of the Holy Father, Pope John Paul II, on July 2nd 1988, has been notified that 12 priests, former members of the Society of Saint Piux X, have resolved, on July 18th 1988 at the Abbey of […]

Act of Foundation

[Original: French] By this act the undersigned clerics found the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter as a clerical Society of Apostolic Life, in conformity with the dispositions of CIC (can. 731-46), taking into consideration the exemption foreseen in the Protocol of 5 May 1988 and the Motu proprio Ecclesia Dei adflicta of 2 July 1988.  This society can associate lay brothers […]

Declaration of intention by the founders

Clarification [Original: German] For the honour and glory of the holy Catholic Church, for the consolation of the much troubled faithful, and for the peace of their conscience, the undersigned, members until now of the Fraternity of Saint Pius X, declare  with profound regret over the illicit consecration of bishops on 30 June [1988] that they have remained within the […]

Motu Proprio “Ecclesia Dei” of Pope John-Paul II

1. With great affliction the Church has learned of the unlawful episcopal ordination conferred on 30 June last by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre, which has frustrated all the efforts made during the previous years to ensure the full communion with the Church of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Pius X founded by the same Mons. Lefebvre. These efforts, especially intense during […]