Founded by Archbishop Marcel Lefebvre on November 1, 1970, the Society of Saint Pius X will be 50 years old in 2020. According to the decision made by its Superior General, Fr. Davide Pagliarani, it will celebrate its golden jubilee in Lourdes, during the international pilgrimage for Christ the King, on October 24, 25, & 26, 2020. Already in 2008, the 20th anniversary of the episcopal consecrations was celebrated in this Marian city.
The announcement of this golden jubilee is the occasion of remembering the close ties that united St. Pius X to Lourdes.
On the feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, 22 August 2019, His Lordship Bishop Bernard Fellay conferred the Subdiaconate, Minor Orders and Tonsure on Seminarians at Holy Cross Seminary.
The Seminary joyfully celebrated Fr Themann’s tenth anniversary in the priesthood on 14 July.
On Monday, May 20, 2019, Pope Francis relieved Bishop Vitus Huonder of his duties as Bishop of the Diocese of Chur (Switzerland), while appointing an administrator with a view to the election of his successor.