Archbishop LEFEBVRE and the VATICAN

Foreword to First Edition

In this book you will find a complete set of the documents exchanged between Rome and Archbishop Lefebvre in the time leading up to and immediately following the episcopal consecrations of June 30, 1988.
Just as a court of law will insist upon the authentic documents to get at the truth, so in this historic clash between two radically opposed views of the Catholic Church and the Catholic Faith, there is no substitute for reading the original texts of what both sides had to say.

To these texts all that has been added is a narrative by Fr. François Laisney1, Editor of the Angelus Press, to connect them in their sequence and to set them in their context, with a few footnotes to uncover the issues at stake from the standpoint of the Society of Saint Pius X.

However, let the documents speak for themselves.

† Richard Williamson

Winona, Minnesota
August 25, 1988


1. Rev. Fr. François Laisney is currently the General Bursar of the Society of Saint Pius X and is based in Menzingen, Switzerland.


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

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