In data 17 aprile 2012 è pervenuto, come richiesto nell’incontro del 16 marzo 2012, svoltosi presso la sede della Congregazione per la Dottrina della Fede, il testo della risposta di S.E. Mons. Bernard Fellay, Superiore Generale della Fraternità Sacerdotale San Pio X. Il suddetto testo sarà esaminato dal Dicastero e successivamente sottoposto al giudizio del Santo Padre.
On 17 April 2012 there arrived, as requested in the meeting of 16 March 2012 held at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, the text of the response of His Excellency Bernard Fellay, Superior General of the Fraternity of Saint Pius X. The aforementioned text will be studied by the Dicastery (the CDF) and, thereafter, submitted to the judgement of the Holy Father.
Fr. Federico Lombardi, head of the Vatican Press Office, said that, with the latest response, “steps forward have been taken, that is to say, that the response, the new response, is rather encouraging. But there are still developments that will be made, and examined, and decisions which should be taken in the next few weeks.”
However, from Vatican Radio’s French division we find this:
Mais naturellement, on a aussi dans la réponse la proposition de quelques précisions ou intégrations au texte du préambule doctrinal qui avait été proposé par la Congrégation pour un accord doctrinal et cette réponse va être discutée, va être examinée avant tout par la Congrégation pour la doctrine de la foi, dans une des réunions des prochaines semaines et après, elle va être aussi examinée naturellement par le Pape.
But, of course, in the response there is also the suggestion of some clarifications or additions to the text of the doctrinal preamble which had been proposed by the Congregation for a doctrinal agreement and this response will be discussed, will be studied first of all by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, in one of the meetings of the next few weeks [this would be one or more of the so-called “Feria IV” meetings], and afterwards will also of course be studied by the Pope.
The SSPX spokesman Fr. Alain Lorans told a Swiss news agency APIC/KIPA that
“we are still in a stage of studies” and that “not everything is already fixed”.