Why Is a French Catholic Archdiocese Expelling the FSSP?| National Catholic Register

Following a decision by Archbishop Roland Minnerath of Dijon, the community will leave the Basilica of Fontaine-lès-Dijon — the site of St. Bernard of Clairvaux’s birthplace — in September.

The extraordinary form of the Roman Rite, offered every day by the FSSP priests, will henceforth be celebrated by diocesan priests.

The news of the expulsion prompted an outcry. The archdiocese responded with a communique suggesting that the decision to entrust the ministry to the diocese was motivated by organizational reasons and followed the Fraternity’s decision to transfer one of its two priests to another diocese.

Source: National Catholic Register [EWTN], New England USA

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