Don Davide Pagliarani Meets with Pope Francis

March 25, 2022

Official Statement

On Tuesday, February 8, 2022, Don Davide Pagliarani, Superior General of the Society of Saint Pius X (SSPX), went to Rome. On this occasion there was a personal meeting with Pope Francis, who received him in private audience for about half an hour.

The informal conversation was very polite and gave the Superior General the opportunity to introduce himself to the Holy Father, whom he was meeting for the first time. This meeting made it possible to show that the SSPX has no other goal than to serve the Church in the midst of the current crisis. Fr. Pagliarani had the opportunity to make it clear to the Pope that everything the Society does has only this service in mind. Mutual good memories of Argentina were also exchanged.

This visit by the Superior General to the Holy Father corresponded to a wish that had been cherished for awhile, but which unfortunately could not be realized for a long time due to the circumstances of the past few months.

Let us not fail to pray for the ecclesiastical authorities and especially for Pope Francis. Through these prayers, may Catholic Tradition regain all its rights in the Church, so that as many souls as possible may benefit and work out their eternal salvation.