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“It’s Not Francis”:
Explosive New Book Argues Benedict XVI is Still Pope

[Update 01-OCT-14: More Details on Socci’s New Book, here]

Not that we want to say, “We told you so”, but… we told you so!

Days before the controversial Synod on the Family is set to begin in Rome, a synod whose decisions may force many people who are currently part of the Vatican II Church to reevaluate their position with respect to whether Jorge Bergoglio’s claim to the papacy is valid and legitimate, the Italian daily Il Foglio reports that journalist and author Antonio Socci (The Fourth Secret of Fatima) will be releasing a 296-page book in which he makes the case that the resignation of “Pope” Benedict XVI in February of 2013 was invalid. In other words, Socci argues that Benedict XVI is still Pope, and that, consequently, Francis is not.

Socci’s book, aptly entitled Non È Francesco: La Chiesa Nella Grande Tempesta (“It’s Not Francis: The Church in a Great Tempest”), presumably a play on words with Lucio Battisti’s 1969 song Non È Francesca, will be released by the publisher Mondadori on October 3, two days before the Synod opens. Here is a link to the story by the Italian paper:

We’ve covered the various ideas regarding Benedict’s resignation and Francis’ usurpation — including the alleged election of “Cardinal” Scola before that of Bergoglio — over the past year-and-a-half on this blog (see links below for a listing of all related posts). Most recently, as the signs point to an impending revolution over questions regarding divorce, “remarriage”, annulments, sacraments for adulterers, and other family-related “pastoral” topics, to be decided at the October Synod, we predicted that the idea of Benedict XVI’s resignation having been invalid — and thus him still being the Pope, not Francis — would become a lot more popular in the wake of a disastrous synod.

Right on cue, Socci releases his new book, a publication we did not know was forthcoming.

Needless to say, the repercussions of Socci’s thesis are earth-shattering. (Full disclosure: We believe that neither Francis nor Benedict XVI is Pope.) The impact Socci’s book may have on public opinion at least in Rome and Italy should not be underestimated. His 2006 book The Fourth Secret of Fatima, for example, was so well-researched and documented that it forced “Cardinal” Tarcisio Bertone to respond in public and at length. Quite unwittingly, Bertone’s response and “clarification” regarding the Third Secret resulted in even further evidence in favor of Socci’s thesis that the Vatican had not released the actual Third Secret of Fatima, which you can read about in Christopher Ferrara’s follow-up work The Secret Still Hidden.

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Antonio Socci

The idea that the Ratzinger resignation was invalid because somehow forced, defective, or lacking the proper intent, is not new. In fact, less than 60 minutes after Benedict XVI publicly made known his intention to step down, we sent out a tweet that predicted that the validity of his resignation would at some point be called into question:

Over the past 18 months, Socci had released sundry articles in print and online that make the case that Benedict XVI’s resignation was or may have been invalid, a position that we have collectively termed “Resignationism.” Justification for this thesis is thought to be found in various rumored and factual curiosities, such as an allegation of defective Latin grammar in Benedict’s reading of the text of his abdication, Ratzinger’s bizarre claim that the only reason he continues to wear the white cassock is that they couldn’t find a black one, his continued use of the papal suffix “P.P.” when he signs his name (“Benedictus P.P. XVI”), his claim that he only resigned from the “active administration” of the papacy but not from the munus (“gift”), which is perpetual, and so forth.

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Benedict XVI on Sep. 5, 2014, in the Vatican

According to the publication announcement in Il Foglio, Socci’s book adds a few new pieces of alleged evidence into the mix. Among them, the claim that during the conclave that elected Bergoglio, the cardinals illicitly changed the voting rules, voting five times in one day instead of the prescribed four times, thus rendering the conclave results void, because only the Pope has the authority to make changes to the laws that govern the conclave.

Just how convincing Socci’s evidence will turn out to be, remains to be seen, but we believe that Non È Francesco will have quite an impact in Rome, and it will be a welcome source of illusory hope for restless Novus Ordo “conservatives” after Francis’ Synod, which we believe will effectively allow public adulterers to receive the Novus Ordo sacraments.

It will be a lot easier and much more convenient for people who can no longer accept Francis’ absurd claim to be the Pope of the Catholic Church, to turn to Benedict XVI as the “real” Pope, rather than accept the frightening but nevertheless quite factual truth that all the “Popes” since Pius XII have been pretenders and usurpers, and that the Vatican II religion they have created is not in fact the Catholic religion of our Blessed Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

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Habemus Papam? Nequaquam!