Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre & Four Newly Consecrated Bishops are Excommunicated

Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre & Four Newly Consecrated Bishops are Excommunicated

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Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre of Switzerland and the four bishops he consecrated yesterday in Econe, Switzerland are excommunicated.

According to the Congregation for Bishops, this was a schismatic act and all six people directly involved — Lefebvre, the four being consecrated, and Bishop Emeritus Antônio de Castro Mayer of Campos, Brazil, had incurred automatic excommunication.

Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre denounces the Vatican as being filled with "anti-Christs" and says:

"They are in the process of destroying the church. ...

It is to show our attachment to the Rome of forever that we perform this ceremony. We will be thanked one day by the bishops of Rome for having maintained the traditions of the church."

According to Bishop Williamson, one of those consecrated yesterday,

"The enemies of the church have gotten into the church. The archbishop who is leading the fight against those enemies is Monsignor Lefebvre."

In 2009 Pope Benedict XVI lifts the excommunication of the four bishops because they repent of their participation in the consecration ceremony.

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