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Priests of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter offer Mass at Santissima Trinità dei Pellegrini, the FSSP parish in Rome. (photo: Edward Pentin / National Catholic Register / EWTN)

The superior general of the Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter says he is ‘happy and relieved’ by Pope Francis’ decision to allow them to continue celebrating the sacraments according to the liturgical books of 1962.

By Edward Pentin, EWTN News, February 23, 2022

VATICAN CITY — The announcement on Monday that Pope Francis has allowed the traditional Priestly Fraternity of St. Peter (FSSP) to continue celebrating the sacraments according to the liturgical books of 1962 has naturally been welcomed by the institute but at the same time provoked a number of questions.

When Francis promulgated Traditionis Custodes (Guardians of the Tradition) last July, he imposed sweeping restrictions — seemingly without distinction — on traditional priests and communities who celebrate the sacraments according to the liturgical books in use before the 1970 reforms of Pope St. Paul VI. …

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