Father Franz Schmidberger of Germany smiles as he arrives at his residence in Albano, south of Rome.
Father Franz Schmidberger of Germany, a priest in the renegade Society of St. Pius X, smiles as he arrives at his residence in Albano, south of Rome, after accompanying the head of the Society, Bishop Bernard Fellay, to a meeting with Pope Benedict XVI in his summer residence of Castelgandolfo August 29, 2005. Pope Benedict and the head of a breakaway ultra-traditionalist Catholic group agreed at an unprecedented meeting held on Monday to work together to end a 17-year schism in the Roman Catholic Church. The Pope held closed-door talks with Fellay, head of the renegade Society of St. Pius X, which favours old-style Latin Masses and opposes the modernisation of Catholicism by the 1962-65 Second Vatican Council. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi AB/TY/DH