Recent developments shed light on Bishop Fellay’s inflammatory statements of December 28. The bridge he burned had been carefully reinforced some weeks earlier by Archbishop Augustine Di Noia, Vice-President of the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei. The Holy Father has entrusted to the Archbishop the task of dialoguing with the Society of St. Pius X in the hopes of restoring its unity with the Church.
The letter was sent in French during Advent to Bishop Fellay and the priests of the Society. In the last few days, it was posted on the internet in both French and English. Whether the English is the original of Archbishop Di Noia is not clear, but the version used here is apparently the same quoted in the Catholic News Service article recently published.
I would just like to highlight two points that he makes and leave you to read and reflect on the rest. Archbishop Di Noia suggests charity and discretion as the way forward.