Monday, December 16, 2013

Was Benedict forced out?

With the recent scandals regarding the unjust punishment of the Franciscan Friars of the Immaculate by a Vatican-appointed extern commissioner, and the good fact that Bishop Fellay did not sign the Doctrinal Preamble to regularize the Society of Saint Pius X, and that Tradition is trending, we have to wonder....

Was Pope Benedict XVI forced out of office from some external pressure, or did he abdicate on his own terms?

For beginners, I am posting this Remnant Forum video where Michael Matt and Chris Ferrara discuss the recent FFI "punishment" and that senior Vatican officials might have forced Benedict out:

In the meanwhile, I will do some Canon Law research to see if a pope is still the Pope if he was forced out of office. I will follow-up with a part two later this week. 

(Feel free to leave comments if you have any credible evidence.) 

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