Prefect Of The Congregation For The Doctrine Of The Faith Abp. Gerhard Müller: "SSPX Are De Facto Schismatic"
With the failure of discussions, what is the position of the Lefebvrians?
"The canonical excommunication due to the illicit [episcopal] ordination was lifted from the bishops, but the sacramental one remains, de facto, for the schism; because they have removed themselves away from communion with the Church. That being said, we do not close the door, ever, and we invite them to reconcile. But they also must change their approach and accept the conditions of the Catholic Church, and the Supreme Pontiff as the ultimate criterion of membership." Rorate Caeli