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CDF Prefect Müller: Door "remains open" for the SSPX

In an interview granted to Austrian Catholic news agency KathPress, Abp. Gerhard Müller, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith and President of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei, refutes accusations of being a "conservative opponent" of Pope Francis. This should of course be clear, considering that Müller was one of the first to be confirmed in the position of Prefect by the new Pontiff - Francis is not one to hide his will, as he proved in the non-confirmation of Cardinal Piacenza as Prefect of Clergy.

Among several confirmations of affirmations made by him in the past few months, Müller also says the following:

"[T]he prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith maintains that a reconciliation with the Society of Saint Pius X is possible. The Congregation had presented [the SSPX] with a clear dogmatic preamble; 'this door is open, we do not close it,' says Müller. There are 'no hidden entrances.' The Congregation follows the unification efforts 'with perseverance and firmness,' as it was called to do by Pope Francis."

Perhaps the three SSPX Bishops could be invited to a nice simple meal at Domus Sanctae Marthae?...

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