Bishop of Quimper, France Expels the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter

Bishop of Quimper Expels the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter 

Bishop Laurent Dognin, 70, of Quimper, France, announced on 18th December that he had "broken off relations" with the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter (FSSP). He accused the FSSP of creating "irreversible tensions" within the diocese. The accusation is probably a projection. At the end of November, it emerged that Dogin planned to move the fraternity from an otherwise unused church in Quimper to a site on the outskirts of the city. But now he seems to have opted for the complete distruction. The FSSP has been present in the diocese since 2016. Its parish in Quimper gathers between 250 and 500 faithful on average in the summer and is one of the largest parishes in a dying diocese. According to Bishop Dognin, other priests will replace the FSSP in the two parishes where they were active. Judging from past experience, this is the usual tactic to let a Roman rite community die slowly without causing too much uproar among the faithful. Source