Healing a Schism Vatican and Breakaway SSPX Seek Common Ground

For decades, the ultra-conservative Society of St. Pius X has been on the outside of the Catholic Church and looking in. Now, with Pope Benedict XVI intent on healing the schism, the group -- known as SSPX -- has written a letter that could pave the way for an agreement.
The Vatican may be close to a deal with the breakaway Society of St. Pius X.

The Vatican may be close to a deal with the breakaway Society of St. Pius X.

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