Archbishop LEFEBVRE and the VATICAN

March 30, 1988

Letter Of Cardinal Ratzinger
To Archbishop Lefebvre



Fr. du Chalard has let me know your favorable response to the proposition which I had made to you in my letter of March 18, of a meeting, as well as the names of the two experts which you have agreed to appoint. I thank you for this.

I am now in a position to indicate that this meeting is scheduled for Tuesday the 12th at Rome and if necessary on Wednesday, April 13. The Holy Father has appointed as moderator the Reverend Fr. Benoît Duroux, O.P.; as theologian, Don Fernando Ocariz and as canonist Don Tarcisio Bertone, SDB. All three are consultants for the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

During the coming week I will let Fr. du Chalard know by phone the exact location and timetable of this meeting. We foresee that participants will have to take their lunch there.

Giving you my best wishes for the holy feast of Easter, I assure you of my prayers and ask you to accept the expression of my respectful and dedicated feelings in the Lord.

Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger

Courtesy of the Angelus Press, Regina Coeli House
2918 Tracy Avenue, Kansas City, MO 64109

Home | Newsletters | Library | Vocations | History | Links | Search | Contact