Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Update on the Transalpine Redemptorists

The German edition of Vatican Radio today has the following news item from KNA, the German Catholic News Agency (NLM translation):

The Traditionalist Order of the "Transalpine Redemptorists" Seeks Reconciliation with the Pope

So far, three priests of the schismatic association had turned to Rome and, after several talks, had obtained a lifting of their ecclesiastical censures, the competent Vatican Commission "Ecclesia Dei" confirmed upon enquiry on Wednesday. Thereby, however, the Community as such had not returned. This were merely a "first step" of a longer process of negotiations, it was said in the Vatican. The aim of the Order were a papal recognition of the institution to which belong about 20 members.