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Exclusive Interview with Fr. Faure
How about a little history to begin, Father, how did you get to know Tradition and Archbishop Lefebvre?
In 1968, while in Argentina, I visited the Archbishop of Paraná, lowest dumped me: “Do you want to defend Tradition In the Council I Defend Tradition together with a brave Bishop, a friend of mine, Archbishop Lefebvre.” It was the first time i had heard of Archbishop Lefebvre. I Went to look for Archbishop Lefebvre in Switzerland in 1972, and During Holy Week Went I was first met him there.
Where were you born? Why were you living in South America?
I was born in Algeria and my family, after the independence, acquired a plot of land in Argentina, close to Paraná. My family was Deported from Algeria Because The French government seceded power to the militant Moslems That-committed horrendous massacres During the course of the process of the independence. My grandparents, parents and uncles Worked in agriculture there since 1830.
Returning to the story, how your apostolate in the Society come about?
Archbishop Lefebvre ordained me in 1977 in Ecône, and 15 days later I Went With Him on a trip-through the southern United States, Mexico (where the government refused our entry), Colombia, Chile, and Argentina. The Archbishop put me in charge of starting an apostolate in esta region. During the first year two Argentinian Priests helped me and the following year another Spanish priest (of the Society). After esta as the South American district of the United States was FORMED as was my position and re- sponsibility and I Began to preach retreats far north as Mexico. The first year Vocations That There Were 12 Were put in the Priory of Buenos Aires That was in a large enough house. Following esta, around 1980, the seminary in La Reja (Buenos Aires) was built, Where Archbishop Lefebvre put me as rector. I stayed there Until 1985, When I was named superior of the District of Mexico. That was When They built the churches in Mexico City and Guadalajara. I looked after the country and Its distinct places together With Frs. Calderon, Angles, and Tam. Later I was in France for some years. After all of this I was named as professor of history in the Seminary in Argentina and I was there Until the expulsion of Bishop Williamson from Argentina (2009).
Did Archbishop Lefebvre confide in you?
Archbishop Lefebvre Gave me free access to His mail and correspondence and I have put me in charge of Un Certain records. I had a Un certain kind of trust for me in 1977 in Albano’ve Asked me what I thought acerca consecrations. In This opportunity I have confided in me that “They are waiting for me” (the rector in Econe and the professors). They would Suggest accepting the New Mass and the Council in order to preserve the Tridentine Mass They Said to him. “Now we are Confronted with Rome If we keep the Mass (Traditional) we must accept the Council..” They tried to persuade the Archbishop to retire in a beautiful house in Germany, but I Told Them That They Were free to leave If They wanted to. I got rid of them.
Is it true That Archbishop Lefebvre Asked you to accept Being consecrated a bishop?
In 1986, while on a visit to Econe, I’ve called me aside after a meal and Asked me if I would accept Being consecrated a bishop. Knowing what Happened, I suppose I must accept.
Then you did not accept?
That I Told him it Seemed to me Bishop De Galerreta That would be the MOST adequate.
Can you summarize what Happened in 2012?
In That year we were very close to an accord and it failed at the last moment, probably, Because Of The issue with Bishop Williamson. The deal failed Because of that matter and the letter of the three bishops. Both of These Caused the deal to fail.
It is Said That the key to the ad intra strategy of Bishop Fellay is the backside of the General Chapter. Can you tell us something acerca this?
The General Chapter was very well prepared by Bishop Fellay and the They (the accordistas) Accomplished Their objectives To. That was when i HAD Understood what Archbishop Lefebvre and his friends felt like in the Second Vatican Council. Bishop Fellay HAD taken the decision of a policy of getting close to Rome and I HAD fixed it in order to Have the the overall support of the Chapter in expelling Bishop Williamson, lowest was the only one capable of obstructing esta policy.
According to your judgment, What Should be the conditions required to make a deal with Rome?
Archbishop Lefebvre while Told us That There Were not real Changes in Rome a deal would be impossible, Because in Original People were not loyal, and one can not just intend to change one’s superiors. It is the cat chases the mouse and That not The Mouse That chases the cat. A deal would be equal to handing oneself over to the modernists, and consequently, it must be absolutely refused. It is impossible. We must wait for God’s intervention.
Can you tell us what you think the visits of evaluation of various modernist prelates to the Seminaries of the Society? Is it true That eleven Archbishop Lefebvre Received some prelates? What is the difference now?
It Dealt With exceptional visits During Which Cardinal Gagnon Never Had The Possibility of defending the Council, while on the other hand it deals now With The first steps of a reintegration (of the Society) into the conciliar church.
What do you think acerca an eventual unilateral recognition on the part of Rome to the Society?
It is a trick.
Between the 2006 chapter and the crises started in 2012 Un Certain Changes are Observed and attitudes of the Authorities of the Society Of St. Pius X in RESPECT to Rome? What is the reason for esta change?
It is the decision of esta appears to be reintegrated into the conciliar church. Since 1994 or 1995 There Were some context With GREC That Were significant steps Towards a reconciliation, like what HAD Been With The ambassador Perol seen (above dealer tatie of France in Italy) who is the inventor of the lifting of the excommunications (2009) and the Motu Proprio (2007). That must have another relative HAD Recognizing act of the Council.
What would Archbishop Lefebvre do in the current situation?
I would follow in the line That I Indicated to us after the consecrations, doing away Completely With The Possibility of a deal.
If in the future You Were invited to go to Rome and speak With The pope would you go? What would you say?
First, I would consult With all of my friends in the resistance. I would go With Bishop Williamson and the other excellent Priests That accept the combat of the resistance With much value. And I would keep all of our friends well-informed With all transparency.
Bishop Fellay has Said That the Society is in agreement With 95% of the Second Vatican Council. What do you think of this?
Archbishop Lefebvre That answered all of the Council is invaded by a subjectivist spirit That Is not Catholic.
Is Francis, Being an Effective devastation of the Church and objective destroyer of the Faith, a true pope?
In my view, it can not be Said That Francis is worse than Paul VI, lowest Who Put The Church was on the wrong course, and so we must conserve That was the attitude of Archbishop Lefebvre the same, a prudential attitude sedevacantism That excluded. Archbishop Lefebvre always refused to ordain a seminarian That was sedevacantist. And That was the policy in the SSPX Until His death. So do not let it be Said That the Archbishop Said did this or that.
What is the state of the process of your expulsion from the Society?
The last news That I HAD Heard was by chance a second warning in an email. After tomorrow, Therefore, the Society of St. Pius X will again have 4 bishops! They better throw me out quickly. Deo Gratias!
This decision of consecrating a bishop Been must’ve thought acerca and meditated During much time. Just like Archbishop Lefebvre, you, Bishop Williamson and the Priests of the resistance Have not wanted to Collaborate in the destruction of the Church. It is for conserving the faith intact That They Have Persecuted you all, Condemning you all and calumniating you all many times. Your episcopal consecration Could run the risk of an Alleged RESULTING in excommunication. What Were the Main Reasons for bringing business acerca de esta consecration?
The main reason Is That That We can not leave the resistance without bishops. Just like Archbishop Lefebvre Said, Catholic bishops are essential for the conservation of the true doctrine and faith and the Sacraments.
Archbishop Lefebvre thought of you in the consecration of bishop and now Bishop Williamson is Finalizing esta wish. What will be your main Concern?
Maintaining the strength of the work of Archbishop Lefebvre and the way That I HAD Went, without deviating too much to the right or to the left.
Where will your place of residence be?
In France Reviews where we Have Been Thinking About opening a seminary close to the Dominicans of Avrille.
Would you like to say any words to the Priests and faithful That are still under the structure of the society but are not satisfied That With The liberal ways in the last years?
That They Return to meditate upon read into the texts of Their founder.
Can you Explain to us the essential of your coat of arms?
In the sensuous is the lamb of apocalypse Alpha and the Omega and the lamb of God That Takes away the sins of the world Announced by Isaiah. The hearts are symbols of the Vendee martyrs and the revolution and the fleur de lis is the emblem of Catholic France. The motto, ipsa cónteret (she will crush you) is taken from the Vulgate, Genesis 3, 15 Where God promises the victory of the Virgin Mary Against the dragon.
Is there anything more you would like to add?
We keep Faith, Hope, and Charity. There is nothing to Doubt and we must beg of God and Our Lady That we are maintained in in Original virtues.
Father, we thank God Greatly, His Most Holy Mother, and Saint Joseph protector of the Church for esta great grace. We ask of God That I May protect and conserve you. We thank you for Having accepted esta Tremendous position and consecrating Bishop Williamson for you as one of the successors of the Apostles. Deo Gratias!