Pope Francis Meets with the Traditional Order Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest and Encourages their Charism of the Latin Mass

Pope Francis met with the leaders of a traditional order called the Institute of Christ the King Sovereign Priest and advised them to continue serving the Church through the Institute’s proper charism, which especially centers around celebrating the traditional Latin Mass.
Their Press Release:
On the 24th June 2024, the 45th anniversary of his Priestly Ordination by Saint John Paul II, Monsignor Gilles Wach, Prior General of our Institute, was received in private audience by His Holiness Pope Francis, accompanied by Monsignor Rudolf Michael Schmitz, vicar general of the Institute, and by Canon Louis Valadier, provincial of France.
This audience was an occasion to thank the Holy Father for his inspiring Apostolic Letter, Totum amoris est, dedicated to Saint Francis de Sales, our Patron Saint. Monseigneur Wach was also able to present all the pastoral work carried out by the priests of the Institute throughout the world in the service of souls. On two occasions, the Pope insisted that we continue to serve the Church according to our own, proper charism, in the spirit of unity and communion which the harmony and balance of the Salesian spirituality allow. The Holy Father also expressed his gratitude for the prayers and for the apostolic and missionary work of the Sister Adorers, as well as for the generous dedication of the oblates.
At the end of the meeting, the Holy Father invited our Prior General to visit him again with all the members of the Institute, as well as the Sister Adorers, whom he would be very happy to receive in audience.
Previously, the pope has also met with the other traditional order, the Priestly Fraternity of St Peter, and encouraged them aswell.
The Institute’s website states that their main mission “is to spread the reign of Christ in all spheres of human life by drawing from the millennial treasury of the Roman Catholic Church, particularly her liturgical tradition, the unbroken line of spiritual thought and practice of her saints, and her cultural patrimony in music, art and architecture.”
The Institute has missions and churches in the United States, Italy, France, and Africa, and other areas. It’s webpage on the Traditional Liturgy states that “the Institute of Christ the King lives for the Liturgy, which is the source of everything else when it comes to the Faith.”