Official Communique of the Society of St. Pius X on the Election of “Cardinal” Jorge Bergoglio as “Pope” Francis


With the news of the election of Pope Francis, the Society of Saint Pius X prays Almighty God to bestow abundantly on the new Sovereign Pontiff the graces necessary for the exercise of this heavy charge.

Strengthened by divine Providence, may the new pope « confirm his brethren in the faith »[1], with the authority which Saint Pius X proclaimed at the beginning of his pontificate: “We do not wish to be, and with the Divine assistance never shall be aught before human society but the Minister of God, of whose authority We are the depositary. The interests of God shall be Our interest, and for these We are resolved to spend all Our strength and Our very life.”[2]

Saint Francis of Assisi, whose name the new pontiff has taken, heard the Crucified Saviour say to him, « Go, Francis and rebuild my Church. » It is in such a spirit that the bishops, priests, and religious of the Society of Saint Pius X assure the Holy Father of their filial desire to « restore all things in Christ, so that Christ may be all and in all”[3] according to their means, for the love of the Holy Catholic and Roman Church.

Menzingen, March 13, 2013

[1] Luke 22,32
[2] Saint Pius X’s  Encyclical E supremi apostolatus (4 October 1903)
[3] Eph. 1,10 and Col. 3,11.

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