Cardinal Ricard, President of the French Episcopal Conference and Bishop of Bordeaux, was in Naples for the interreligious meeting, promoted by the Community of Sant' Egidio. He gave an interview to Italian website " Petrus ".
In France there are not official negotiations [ with the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Pius X ], even if there may be contacts.
There is something with Rome, but it is, in any case, discreet.
I believe that Cardinal Castrillon Hoyos, and certainly also the Pope, desired to advance as far as possible in an eventual reconciliation with the Fraternity of Saint Pius X.
But the Pope knows that there are non-negotiable points. He is certainly in favour of dialogue and exchange of ideas, but he wishes, despite the disagreement on specific points, to erase the caricatures and distortions and to discern the true difficulties, if any exist...