In a sermon given by Fr. Rafael, O.S.B., on Sunday November 20, 2022 (Last Sunday after Pentecost), he states that Benedict XVI, based on a thesis that he wrote in the 1980s, attempted to institute a dual papacy and that what is happening now. Although Fr. Rafael does not explicitly state so, the necessary conclusion is that Benedict XVI is the current true pope. How? The argument is as follows:
Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger was validly elected pope in 2005. In 2013, he attempted to institute a dual papacy. However, that is impossible because Our Lord divinely constituted the papacy such that only one man can occupy the Chair of St. Peter at any one time. Therefore, Pope Benedict XVI’s 2013 act was invalid. The consequence of the invalidity of his act is that he remains pope. The cardinals, then, had no authority to elect another pope.
Without agreeing or disagreeing on whether Fr. Rafael’s statements are true, the above conclusion follows nonetheless. I am just glad that finally we have a True Resistance priest who, at least implicitly, admits Benedict XVI is the true current pope.
The sermon may be played below. Start at 17 minutes and zero seconds for the relevant part. I have also linked to the original post on Fr. Rafael’s website.