By Armando Savini
A few days ago, I had the opportunity to read an article published on Aldo Maria Valli’s blog: “And what if Pope Bergoglio never existed? Hypotheses of canonical nullity.” The article prompted me to put some of my thoughts in writing, as it highlights some hypotheses that I had already examined some time ago, following a letter I received from a lawyer.
The author of the article hypothesizes the nullity of Bergoglio’s election, based on the hypotheses of deliberate deception and defect of consent, according to canons 1098 and 1101 of the Code of Canon Law, hypotheses already raised by Monsignor Viganò. The anonymous author writes: