According to Antonio Socci’s new book Benedict told Brandmueller that he did not want to be seen as an “ex-pope” therefore he must want to be seen as a pope, but the Church cannot have two popes therefore he must still be the only pope.

https://catholicmonitor.blogspot.com/2019/07/socci-benedict-xvi-told-cd-brandmuller.html?m=1

Saturday, July 13, 2019

Socci: Benedict XVI told Cd. Brandmuller he didn’t want to be “seen [as] the Ex-Pope”

Antonio Socci in his new book uses quotes to show that Benedict XVI, in his two letters responded to Cardinal Walter Brandmuller’s criticism of the title “pope emeritus,” saying he didn’t want to be a cardinal because he would be “seen [as] the ex-pope.”

Brandmuller wrote Benedict that the title “pope emeritus” happened to be “extraneous to the entire canonical-theological traditional.”

Benedict according to Socci “expresses concern [to Brandmuller in the letters] had he returned to being a cardinal, ‘in that cardinal would have been seen the ex-pope,’ thus creating confusion.”

Simply put Socci presents the case that if Benedict doesn’t want to be seen as the “ex-pope” then he wants to be seen as the pope which brings us back to the “question of the validity of a dubious or partial resignation.”


(The Secret of Benedict XVI, Pages 99-105)

Pray an Our Father now for the restoration of the Church

Fred Martinez 

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2 Responses to According to Antonio Socci’s new book Benedict told Brandmueller that he did not want to be seen as an “ex-pope” therefore he must want to be seen as a pope, but the Church cannot have two popes therefore he must still be the only pope.

  1. jorgecerra says:

    The situation is very cunning for paralyzing. While we are debating who is true Pope, less Pope (Pope but not Ex-Pope) or whether there is an Antipope, one of them is destroying the Catholic Church. And in the meantime several hypothesis and possibilities are defended and opposed; that of the nullity, because of fraudulent manoeuvers in the election or because heresy previous to the election, and that of heresy or even apostasy after a convalidated election.

    But we know that the true Vicar of Christ can’t be devoted to the destruction of the Church He founded. Then we have to face this imposture; Catholic lay people have the right to be answered by prelates, and also have the right to raise their voices against the grave wrongdoings of someone who is in the chair of Peter. If not, are we followers of Christ or followers of his presumed Deputy who has gone astray?

  2. Mary D says:

    O! what tangled webs we weave……

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