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05 April 2016 | by Christopher Lamb in Rome

Will Pope Francis bring the Society of Saint Pius X in from the cold in this year of mercy?

Last Saturday the Pope held a 40 minute meeting in the Vatican with the leader of SSPX, Bishop Bernard Fellay,

 

It might be described as the “open door” pontificate. Pope Francis suggests Lutherans can receive communion, meets with the Patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church and apologises for Catholic persecution of evangelicals. He helps unfreeze diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba and tries to bring peace to a war zone in Africa. 





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