When Pope Benedict resigned as Pope of the Roman Catholic Church a year ago there was great surprise outside of the Vatican. Not so within the Vatican. With the election of this Argentine Jesuit who became Pope Francis in a great rush within two weeks of Pope Benedict's Resignation there was great excitement outside the Vatican. Once again no so within the Vatican.
Amongst many of the clergy and lay persons of the Roman Catholic Church there is a wariness of this too quickly elected Pope. There is also a realisation that Pope Benedict did not Abdicate, still wears the Papal white and is now Pope Emeritus. As it turns out today, this second day of Lent, thankfully so. Recently when the new Cardinals were chosen to replace those retiring from electing a Pope, when this next becomes necessary, to observe Canon Law both Pope Emeritus Benedict and Pope Francis were present together.
The man Francis is so obsessed at being popular that it seems he will go to sensational lengths to achieve this end. This vain priest has committed one of the Seven Deadly Sins of the Roman Catholic Church doctrine. In his statement he confessed that he:
"And immediately there came to mind the thief we all have inside ourselves and while arranging the flowers I took the cross and with just a bit of force I removed it"
He then goes on with sanctimonious words to excuse his actions - totally incredible.
How dare this vain priest accuse me of being a thief when I have spent from childhood to my current 78th. year trying my best to follow the path suggested by the Rabbi Yesu known to Christians as Jesus Christ.
As a Knight of a Sacred and Military Order one of our duties since foundation 900 years ago in the 12th. Century is the defence of the Christian Faith, which today includes the Orthodox Church's, Roman Catholic Church and Protestant doctrines, against all enemies. It is therefore my opinion as a Lay Person of that Christian Faith that the College of Cardinals should demand the Abdication of Francis from his position as Pope immediately and if he does not comply they should impeach him. They should further consider his unfrocking for the heinous crime of forcefully stealing from the dead as he himself has admitted to doing in the above statement.
This sensationalist priest in his vanity is not deserving of the traditional Papal obedience of his clergy, knights or the general lay persons of the Roman Catholic Church which he seems bent on destroying not rebuilding. We are fortunate to still have Pope Benedict resident in the Vatican. He should be asked to rescind his resignation and resume his Papal duties, albeit on a limited scale with respect for his health should he wish it, immediately to save the Roman Catholic Church from further desecration.
Once again one is reminded of the Irish Archbishop of Armagh, Máel Máedóc Ua Morgair (Malachy) 1094 to 1148 and his Papal predictions which cease with Joseph Ratzinger, Benedict XVI 2005 to 2013 .
Count D. Peter Boucher, Kt. SMOM.