Cdl. Müller Addresses Controversies Surrounding Two Pontiffs, Says Francis is Pope, by Louis Knuffke

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The current pope’s actions have led some Catholics to question the validity of his ascent to the chair of St. Peter.

By Louis Knuffke, LifeSiteNews, Jun 9, 2022 – 10:44 pm EDT

(LifeSiteNews) — Cardinal Gerhard Müller, former Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, recently addressed the questions and controversies raised by the resignation of Benedict XVI and the last nine years of the pontificate of Pope Francis in a presentation of the book “Benedetto XVI nove anni di papato-ombra” (Benedict XVI nine years of shadow-papacy) by Massimo Franco (Milano 2022).

Müller firmly threw his weight behind the legitimacy of Francis’ pontificate. “Against all contrived theories and swollen aversions,” he declared, “the statement is impeccable and irrefutable: There is legitimately only one pope and his name is Francis. Whoever was pope, living or dead, is no more, even if he is entitled to all gratitude and personal veneration.” …

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