Thanks to NLM for the news that the Institute of Christ the King is now of Pontifical Right.
The priests now constitute a Society of Apostolic Life of Pontifical Right - no surprise in a way given that they now operate in 50 dioceses around the world.
**A little more surprising is that the sisters are now also a public association of Pontifical Right - pretty impressive (**not an institute of consecrate life yet as I had thought**), pretty good going given that they only started formally in 2004 (although the first sisters started their formation before that), and still have only three sisters in vows (and according to their website, still temporary vows!), albeit with several novices and postulants, some of whom must be getting pretty close to taking first vows.
By contrast, for example, the Benedictine of Mary Queen of Apostles in the US have a lot more sisters and have been going a lot longer, and are a public association of diocesan right.
In any case, you can read more on their website: here.
The move is a pretty important protection, and very timely, given that there is a new archbishop of Florence, the diocese where the Institute's Seminary and the Sister's convent is located, who seems rather less sympathetic to tradition than his predecessor.