BISHOP BERNARD TISSIER DE MALLERAIS OF THE SSPX
"SH: There are always troublemakers, especially on the Internet, who quote so-called anonymous “inside sources” who often know really nothing, and who seem to seek to splinter the Society by talking about a so-called “schism within the Society” if and when Bishop Fellay were to make a “deal” with Rome. My question is this: when Bishop Fellay speaks, or makes a statement, does he so “on behalf of the bishops” of the Society?
HL: No. I would say he speaks as the Superior General of the Society. Simply that.
SH: So, as bishops your primary role is…
HL: To give Confirmations and do Ordinations, simply. That is the role that Archbishop Lefebvre gave us. So we have no “leading role” in the Society, per se, we simply submit to the Superior General."
Whether this simple submission to the Superior General still holds, seems now to be in question.