Pope Francis Abolished Ecclesia Dei

Pope Francis published a January 19 Motu Proprio abolishing the Pontifical Commission Ecclesia Dei.

Ecclesia Dei is the Vatican body responsibility for relations with all Catholics of the Old Rite, the Society of Saint Piux X (SSPX) included.

Its function will be taken over by a new section of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith. Thus, in reality, little may change, as the Congregation's prefect did already head the Commission.

L'Osservatore Romano explains that the change happened because dialogue with the SSPX focusses on doctrinal issues.

The Moto Proprio acknowledges that Old Rite Communities now have reached "stability of numbers and life”.

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There's no nice way to say that the Latin Mass is now in the hands of a Jesuit who answers to another Jesuit.
Lisi Sterndorfer
"In a separate papal decree regarding the reorganization of the papal choir, the Holy See also announced that Archbishop Guido Pozzo, until now prefect of Ecclesia Dei, has been reassigned [to a non-entity position] as Superintendent of Economy for the Pontifical Musical Choir, which has been absorbed into the Office of Papal Liturgical Celebrations, under the direction of Monsignor Guido Marini." -