Skip to comments.Canon Law and Two Popes
Posted on 03/21/2013 7:23:43 AM PDT by Weiss White
Q1: Could you please outline the canonical problems inherent in the fact that now we have two living Popes? Rhonda
Q2: Considering that all priests and bishops must belong to a diocese or religious order, my question would be this: now that Benedict has renounced the Chair of Peter but will be living on the Vatican grounds, as a Bishop, what diocese must he belong to? Michael
A: Now that we Catholics are gradually getting used to the notion that we have a Pope from Argentina named Francis, its only natural that many are also starting to wonder what its going to be like to have two Popes living at the same time. In the meantime, those irresponsible media outlets which (among other things) invented several wholly imaginary front-runners during the conclave, would similarly like now to invent divided loyalties in the Church, with some Catholics on the side of Pope Francis, while others allegedly remain on that of Pope Benedict.
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I imagine he is like any other clergy that retires.
There is but one Pope. Francis.
I did not know there was an bishop emeritus of Hong Kong named Joseph Zen. Now I am wondering: does he know anything about motorcycle maintenance?