Is Benedict XVI Still the Pope?

Posted July 16, 2019 9:46 pm by Dwight Longenecker

Is Benedict XVI Still the Pope?

Yes, I know the headline is click bait, but it’s actually the sub title of a book I was sent for review. The Secret of Benedict XVI – Is He Still the Pope is by Italian journalist Antonio Socci and published in English by Angelico Press.
Happily the book’s content is not quite as sensationalist as the title. Some Catholics who are displeased with Pope Francis have retreated into what some have called the “resignationist” position. That is to say, for detailed legal reasons, Pope Benedict’s resignation was invalid. Other theories are that the resignation of Benedict was valid, but Francis’ election was

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