Friday, March 21, 2014

Important Statement from Pro Tridentina (Malta)

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Mother church of the Old Catholic Church in Utrecht
A new organisation, calling itself the St. Athanasius ICC (SAICC), has recently organised a Tridentine Mass in Valletta.  Pro Tridentina (Malta) would like to clarify the following:

  • SAICC and Pro Tridentina (Malta) are two distinct organisations;
  • SAICC follows the Old Catholic Church of the Union of Utrecht and therefore is not in communion with Rome and the Pope. 
  • It is however unclear whether SAICC is in fact part of the federation of the Old Catholic Churches.
In view of the above, Pro Tridentina (Malta) cannot co-operate with SAICC because Pro Tridentina (Malta) can only support Tridentine Masses that are celebrated by priests in good standing with the Roman Catholic Church.