VATICAN CITY, JULY 19, 2012 ( The Vatican announced today that it is waiting for an official response from the Society of St. Pius X in the latest development in Benedict XVI's ongoing attempt to bring the traditionalist society into communion with Rome.

"The recently concluded General Chapter of the Priestly Society of St. Pius X has addressed a declaration regarding the possibility of a canonical normalisation in the relationship of the Society and the Holy See," the Vatican statement noted. "While it has been made public, the declaration remains primarily an internal document for study and discussion among the members of the Society.

"The Holy See has taken note of this declaration, but awaits the forthcoming official communication of the Priestly Society as their dialogue with the Pontifical Commission 'Ecclesia Dei' continues."

Various blogs have published translations of the SSPX declaration, which includes a reference to "all the novelties of the Second Vatican Council which remain tainted with errors."