If Pope Francis Resigns, It Will Not Be Valid. The Church Will Have an Antipope. | Scott Eric Alt

Canon 332 tells us why. “If it happens,” the canon says, “that the Roman Pontiff resigns his office, it is required for validity that the resignation is made freely and properly manifested.” If the pope resigns under the pressure of a public campaign in the media, he does not act freely. Consequently, the resignation is not valid. Consequently, anyone elected by a conclave is…

via If Pope Francis Resigns, It Will Not Be Valid. The Church Will Have an Antipope. | Scott Eric Alt

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