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by Marielena Montesino de Stuart
 
The Vatican - May 16, 2009The following announcement from the Holy See shows that Benedict XVI is not afraid to define his pontificate:
 

FIRST MEETING WITH THE SOCIETY OF ST. PIUS X

 VATICAN CITY, 16 OCT 2009 ( VIS ) – Holy See Press Office Director Fr. Federico Lombardi S.J. released the following declaration yesterday afternoon:

 The first of the planned meetings with representatives of the Society of St. Pius X will take place on the morning of Monday 26 October.

 For the Pontifical Commission ‘Ecclesia Dei’ the meeting will be attended, apart from its secretary Msgr. Guido Pozzi, by Archbishop Luis F. Ladaria Ferrer S.J., secretary of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, and by the previously appointed experts: Fr. Charles Morerod O.P., secretary of the International Theological Commission; Msgr. Fernando Ocariz, vicar general of Opus Dei; and Fr. Karl Josef Becker S.J. All three experts are consultors of the Congregation for he Doctrine of the Faith.

The meeting will take place in the Palazzo del Sant’Uffizio. The contents of the discussions, which will focus on unresolved doctrinal issues, will remain strictly private.

At the end of the meeting a communiqué will be released.

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