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Pope Benedict cannot have been exactly heartened by Saint Pius X Society head Bernard Fellay’s embrace of his letter of regret on the SSPX affair.

The Church lives, in fact, through a major crisis which cannot be
solved other than by an integral return to the purity of the faith.
With St. Athanasius, we profess that “Whoever wants to be saved should
above all cling to the Catholic faith: Whoever does not guard it whole
and inviolable will doubtless perish eternally.”

This is the language of someone who expects Rome to come to him, not vice versa.