According to Rorate Caeli, Pope Benedict XVI’s spokesman Fr. Lombardi has confirmed that the long-awaited doctrinal discussions between the SSPX and the Vatican will take place at some point mid-October. Fr. Lombardi has not yet stated the location or an exact date.

This is excellent news. If these talks are successful, other traditionalist groups may perhaps also decide to reconcile with the Holy See.

Our Lady of Sorrows, pray for us!