Ius eligendi Romanum Pontificem ad Sanctae Romanae Ecclesiae Cardinales exclusive pertinet, iis exceptis qui ante diem mortis Summi Pontificis vel ante diem quo Sedes Apostolica vacavit octogesimum aetatis annum iam confecerunt. Maximus autem Cardinalium electorum numerus centum viginti ne excedat. Prorsus ergo excluditur quodlibet electionis activae ius cuiuspiam alterius ecclesiasticae dignitatis aut laicae potestatis cuiusvis gradus et ordinis interventus. Si quando contingit ut Sedes Apostolica vacet dum aliquod Concilium Oecumenicum aut Episcoporum Synodus sive Romae sive in alio quovis orbis terrarum loco celebrantur, electio novi Pontificis a Cardinalibus electoribus, qui supra sunt dicti, solum et exclusive fieri debet, minime vero ab ipsis Concilio aut Synodo Episcoporum. Quapropter acta, quae quomodocumque rationem electionis faciendae vel collegium electorum temerario consilio immutare audeant, invalida et irrita declaramus. Quin immo perstantibus confirmatis hac in re cann.
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They have gone from the mountain to the hill: they have forgotten their resting place. For some time I have read the results of his research and at my urging he has agreed to allow me to publish several of his essays. This essay addresses a matter of critical importance to the Roman Catholic Church at this moment in its history. I publish this essay in the hope that it will contribute to the efforts of persons in the Church in authority who have the power to find solutions to the problems that currently afflict the Church.
He selected the name of Francis. Pope John Paul II declared abrogated all Constitutions and Orders issued in this regard by the Roman Pontiffs, and at the same time declared completely null and void anything done by any person, whatever his authority, knowingly or unknowingly, in any way contrary to Universi Dominici Gregis.
That being said, it is very important to note that this author is NOT a canon lawyer. In moving forward one must first understand the relevance of Universi Dominici Gregis before discussing relevant allegations and arguments. This Constitution is to be completely observed by all, notwithstanding any disposition to the contrary, even if worthy of special mention.
It is to be fully and integrally implemented and is to serve as a guide for all to whom it refers. As determined above, I hereby declare abrogated all Constitutions and Orders issued in this regard by the Roman Pontiffs, and at the same time I declare completely null and void anything done by any person, whatever his authority, knowingly or unknowingly, in any way contrary to this Constitution emphasis supplied. Therefore, Canon Law did not have any bearing on the papal conclave election.
Interjecting canon law into the papal election of Jorge Mario Cardinal Bergoglio Pope Francis only serves to distract, confuse, and obfuscate relevant criteria: Universi Dominici Gregis. Indeed, should anything be done or even attempted against this prescription, by my supreme authority I declare it null and void emphasis supplied.
I also establish that should it be necessary to discuss these or other similar questions, except the act of election, it suffices that the majority of the Cardinals present should concur in the same opinion.
This includes the Magisterium and the College of Cardinals. This is both a logical and critical concept. It would be illogical to take the evidence of an invalid papal election to the invalidly elected pope or his appointees. It would also be a conflict of interest to take the evidence of an invalid papal election to the invalidly elected pope or his appointees. The inference is that all that is required is for one or more responsible parties step forward with evidence that the papal election took place in a way other than that prescribed in Universi Dominici Gregis.
This includes members of the laity. I intend this prohibition to include all possible forms of interference, opposition and suggestion whereby secular authorities of whatever order and degree, or any individual or group, might attempt to exercise influence on the election of the Pope emphasis supplied. If this were in fact done, even under oath, I decree that such a commitment shall be null and void and that no one shall be bound to observe it…. It is not my intention however to forbid, during the period in which the See is vacant, the exchange of views concerning the election.
These promises too, should any in fact be made, even under oath, I also declare null and void. For example: October 1, , Kindle eBook published Cardinal Godfried Danneels authorized biography; and published the hardcover edition in Dutch on September 22, The authorized biography of Cardinal Godfried Danneels is documentary evidence.
Pertinent parts of the authorized biography focus on the matters to be observed or avoided in the election of the Roman pontiff, paragraphs Arguably, in private gatherings the Sankt-Gallen Group, and others, conspired, individually and as a group, to exercise influence on members of the College of Cardinals regarding the election of Jorge Mario Cardinal Bergoglio Pope Francis — in violation of Universi Dominici Gregis, paragraph Arguably, in private gatherings the Sankt-Gallen Group, and others, formed a pact, agreement, promise or other commitment i.
Reportedly, Cardinal Godfried Danneels publicly and good-humoredly admitted he was a regular member of a secret pressure group of Churchmen that met in the Swiss town of Sankt-Gallen. And the main lines of the program the Pope [Francis] is carrying out remain those that [Cardinal] Danneels and Co [Company] discussed more than ten years ago. When Cardinal Silvestrini joined the group it took on a more tactical and strategic character. Arguably, in private gatherings the Sankt-Gallen Group, and others, conspired, individually and as a group, to exercise influence on the election of Jorge Mario Cardinal Bergoglio Pope Francis — in violation of Universi Dominici Gregis, paragraph Arguably, in private gatherings the Sankt-Gallen Group, and others, formed a pact, agreement, promise or other commitment of any kind conspired which obliged them to give their vote to Jorge Mario Cardinal Bergoglio Pope Francis — in violation of Universi Dominici Gregis, paragraph Arguably, in private gatherings the Sankt-Gallen Group, and others, over a period of ten years, entered into stipulations, committing themselves of common accord to a certain course of action should one of them be elevated to the Pontificate — in violation of Universi Dominici Gregis, paragraph Tells the Cardinal that he was in a secret club of cardinals which opposed Joseph Ratzinger.
He calls it a mafia club and bore the name of St. It wanted a drastic reform of the Church, much more modern and current Pope Francis to the head. That is ultimately successful. Arguably, the authorized biography of Cardinal Godfried Danneels and the September 23, , short online video, in Flemish, featuring Cardinal Godfried Danneels, are extrajudicial confessions. Are these extrajudicial confessions credible?
Arguably, given the above referenced extrajudicial confessions, articles, interviews, and videos, there is cause to conclude that the papal election of Jorge Mario Cardinal Bergoglio Pope Francis was in violation of Matters to be Observed or Avoided in the Election of the Roman Pontiff, paragraphs In private gatherings the Sankt-Gallen Group, and others, formed a pact, agreement, promise or other commitment of any kind conspired which obliged them to give their vote to Jorge Mario Cardinal Bergoglio Pope Francis — in violation of Universi Dominici Gregis, paragraph The Sankt-Gallen Group, and others, in private gatherings before the election, probably entered into stipulations; committing to a common accord and certain course of action should Jorge Mario Cardinal Bergoglio Pope Francis be elevated to the Pontificate — in violation of Universi Dominici Gregis, paragraph Many of the previously enumerated allegations relevant to Canon Law evidence this.
Many of the previously enumerated allegations relevant to Canon Law also evidence this. There are undertones of braggadocio arrogance throughout the allegations; it is as if there is no fear of repercussion. Fear of failure is often associated with a mindset: Playing not to lose. We are playing for eternal life. Winners go to heaven and losers go to hell. Have faith! We have nothing to fear but fear itself.
A Matter of Priorities — Some will incorrectly argue we have a pope. That is not the issue. The primary issue is whether a valid election occurred. The relevance of secondary and collateral issues — Dubia, fraternal correction Matthew , Excommunication, Sedevacantism, Schism, Indefectibility of the Church, etc.
We Must Be Patient — Some might incorrectly argue that we must give the recent Dubia and fraternal correction Matthew time to resolve the many recent doctrinal and moral conflicts. History tells us this course of action may take years and years — and even then we still may not have an answer. In the interim we will lose many souls to Lucifer. Time is therefore of the essence. We must put ALL the issues on the table — including the validity of the papal election of Jorge Mario Cardinal Bergoglio Pope Francis — or we must also assume responsibility for the delay and responsibility for the many souls we will lose to Lucifer.
The underlying issue is scandal — especially scandal of the weak. We remain just as responsible as the person s causing scandal if we do not pursue fraternal correction consistent with our knowledge and abilities. Our souls depend on whether we are part of the problem or part of the solution. Argument Lacks Foundation — Some will incorrectly counter by asserting that the argument invalid papal election lacks the deeper vision that the Church is a divine institution.
Your approach is too human and lacks the deeper vision of the fact, that the Church is ultimately a Divine institution, of course she is also a human, a juridical reality with the importance of Canon or positive law.
In the discussed theme of the alleged invalid election of Pope Francis, the positive, human law Universi Dominici Gregis becomes the absolute criterion. And when he was entered into the temple, he began to cast out them that sold and bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the moneychangers, and the chairs of them that sold doves.
And he suffered not that any man should carry a vessel through the temple; And he taught, saying to them: Is it not written, My house shall be called the house of prayer to all nations?
But you have made it a den of thieves. Which when the chief priests and the scribes had heard, they sought how they might destroy him. For they feared him, because the whole multitude was in admiration at his doctrine. And when evening was come, he went forth out of the city. Straw Man Argument — Some will incorrectly counter with a straw man argument.
This new Pope juridical maybe elected invalidly would save the Church from a real disaster, and he will issue then strong doctrinal statements, restore the dignity of the liturgy, restore the doctrinal chaos, appoint new saintly and orthodox bishops and cardinals.
Would you start a campaign and discussion in order declare such a Pope an invalid Pope, even though he will renew the Church with his holy life and with his strong and wise government, rescuing thereby the Church from the domination of liberal bishops and cardinals, who were appointed by his former validly elected predecessor?
Sedevacantism — Some will incorrectly argue that questioning the validity of the papal election of Jorge Mario Cardinal Bergoglio Pope Francis is an act of sedevacantism. There was an actual vacancy of the Holy See i. The issue is not Sedevacantism, but whether or not the College of Cardinals followed or violated Universi Dominici Gregis. Clearly, the evidence and corroborated facts indicate that a significant number of cardinals violated the norms listed in Universi Dominici Gregis.
Normas Nonnullas is of no value. Pope Benedict XVI promulgated it on February 22, , only six days before his resignation on February 28, , and in anticipation of his resignation. Normas Nonnullas is also a moot point. Normas Nonnullas may have referenced quite a few paragraphs in Universi Dominici Gregis — but it did not abrogate or otherwise reference the Universi Dominici Gregis paragraphs critical to determining the validity of the papal election of Jorge Mario Cardinal Bergoglio Pope Francis ; it did not abrogate or otherwise reference Universi Dominici Gregis paragraphs or paragraphs Finally, one can also argue that Pope Benedict XVI published Normas Nonnullas six days before his resignation so that he might influence the selection of his replacement.
This issue is outside the scope of this commentary. Simply stated, there would be no need for paragraphs if it were not for paragraphs — and vice versa. The Matters to be Observed or Avoided in the Election of the Roman Pontiff paragraphs are central to determining whether the papal election is null and void without any need for a declaration on the matter paragraph The conditions laid down referenced by paragraph 76 are the Matters to be Observed or Avoided in the Election of the Roman Pontiff pursuant to paragraphs The dispositions concerning everything that precedes the election of the Roman Pontiff and the carrying out of the election itself referenced by paragraph 77 are also the Matters to be Observed or Avoided in the Election of the Roman Pontiff pursuant to paragraphs To whom do we look for resolution?
The College of Cardinals. The primary issue is fraternal correction Matthew of scandalous Catholic Modernists — prodigal sons — that elected Pope Francis.
To what end fraternal correction? Preferably return of the prodigal sons — else excommunication. Therefore, the proper ecclesiastical authorities must expeditiously investigate and adjudicate the allegations subject to Canon Law before the College of Cardinals takes up the issue of the papal election of Jorge Mario Cardinal Bergoglio Pope Francis. Expeditious canonical investigation and adjudication will root out and identify those Cardinals — prodigal sons — that must recuse themselves when the College of Cardinals takes up the issue of the papal election of Jorge Mario Cardinal Bergoglio Pope Francis.
And I said: Lo, here am I.
Universi Dominici Gregis
It is therefore understandable that the lawful apostolic succession in this See, with which "because of its great pre-eminence every Church must agree",1 has always been the object of particular attention. Precisely for this reason, down the centuries the Supreme Pontiffs have deemed it their special duty, as well as their specific right, to establish fitting norms to regulate the orderly election of their Successor. Thus, also in more recent times, my Predecessors Saint Pius X,2 Pius XI,3 Pius XII,4 John XXIII 5 and lastly Paul VI,6 each with the intention of responding to the needs of the particular historical moment, issued wise and appropriate regulations in order to ensure the suitable preparation and orderly gathering of the electors charged, at the vacancy of the Apostolic See, with the important and weighty duty of electing the Roman Pontiff. If I too now turn to this matter, it is certainly not because of any lack of esteem for those norms, for which I have great respect and which I intend for the most part to confirm, at least with regard to their substance and the basic principles which inspired them. While keeping in mind present-day requirements, I have been careful, in formulating the new discipline, not to depart in substance from the wise and venerable tradition already established. It is in fact an indisputable principle that the Roman Pontiff has the right to define and adapt to changing times the manner of designating the person called to assume the Petrine succession in the Roman See. This regards, first of all, the body entrusted with providing for the election of the Roman Pontiff: based on a millennial practice sanctioned by specific canonical norms and confirmed by an explicit provision of the current Code of Canon Law Canon , this body is made up of the College of Cardinals of Holy Roman Church.
KONSTYTUCJA APOSTOLSKA UNIVERSI DOMINICI GREGIS PDF
Contents[ edit ] Universi Dominici gregis consists of an introduction followed by a body of 92 numbered sections, normally just one paragraph but occasionally more than one, and a concluding "Promulgation", which activates the document. The body is divided into two parts, but the 92 sections are numbered continuously. Part One During a sede vacante , the College has no power in things which pertain to the pope during his lifetime or of his office. Any such act that the College exercises beyond the limits expressly permitted by this document is null and void.