Bishop Mueller stresses need for SSPX to accept Vatican II

The new prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith has re-stated that the acceptance of the Second Vatican Council is a prerequisite for the traditionalist Society of St. Pius X to rejoin the Church.

“One can only be Catholic if one fully recognizes the faith of the Church. This includes the Second Vatican Council, which is a particularly important teaching,” Bishop Gerhard Ludwig Mueller said to Vatican Radio on July 4 in his first and only interview since taking up his new post.

“It is therefore important to overcome internal blockages — groups on the fringes — and that one simply has to trust our Holy Father Benedict XVI and all those that who surround him,” Bishop Mueller remarked.

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