Edit: this is the first that it's clear that the Society is expected, at least according to Archbishop Woelki, to accept the Second Vatican Council completely. It's also important to note that the Society continues to distance itself from and isolate Bishop Williamson.
The leadership continues to hold out hope for the "conservative" leadership of the Church.
Deutschlandradio Kulture interviewed Berlin's Archbishop Woelki about a relationship with the SSPX. Here is an excerpt from the interview.
D-Radio: But to whom is this rejection directed -- perhaps even to a Pope, who still directed a reconciliation with the Ultra-orthodox Society of St. Pius X, even though aware a member was a holocaust denier? [This again...]
Woelki: For that reason, I believe the Pope has performed a very importance service. His task consists precisely in forming reconciliation and unity, and in fact it comes straight from his office and in Tradition, which is also that of Taizé. So it is not enough now to just close a group out, rather we stress here also the political arena is just as important as dialogue, to get to know people, and only then, when one speaks to another, can one integrate and then reconcile. And I think that this is the important mission of this Papal office, to stand for the unity of the Church and seek this unity of the Church.
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