On Tuesday, September 23, 2014 Bishop Bernard Fellay, Superior General of the Society of St. Pius X, met with Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Muller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
With Bishop Fellay were Frs. Niklaus Pfluger and Alain-Marc Nely, First and Second Assistants General of the Society. Cardinal Muller was accompanied by Archbishop Luis Ladaria Ferrer S.J., Secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith; Archbishop Joseph Augustin Di Noia O.P., Assistant Secretary; and Archbishop Guido Pozzo, Secretary of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei.
The meeting took place in the offices of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith from 11:00 am until 1 pm. The goal of the audience was to allow Cardinal Muller and Bishop Fellay to meet for the first time and to discuss together the status of the relations between the Holy See and the Society of St. Pius X. This was their first encounter since the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI and the end of Cardinal William Joseph Levada’s term as Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
During this cordial meeting, doctrinal and canonical difficulties were discussed, and the current situation of the Church was mentioned. It was decided to continue the discussions in order to clarify the points of contention that remain.
Menzingen, September 23, 2014