Archbishop Vigano Responds to Bishop Schneider

While I agree that Jorge Bergoglio was invalidly elected, I do not agree with Archbishop Vigano that the cause was a “defect of consent”.  Even if we assume that “defect of consent” is a valid cause, it is not the a priori cause.  The a prior cause, rather, is that the Pope Benedict XVI did not validly renounce his munus (office).  Therefore, no election could have legitimately been called in the first place.


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