Canon Law #79 that the electioneering of Bergoglio disqualified him. The Church is under the Code of Canon Law 1983. The APOSTOLIC CONSTITUTION UNIVERSI DOMINICI GREGIS ON THE VACANCY OF THE APOSTOLIC SEE AND THE ELECTION OF THE ROMAN PONTIFF expands on the Canon of Canon Law pertinent to electing a Pope. It was promulgated three years after the revised Code of Canon Law with both John Paul II and Ratzinger signing off on it. It is binding on the Church.
The relevant sections are #79, 81 & 82. I read these sections and had found my reasoned legal basis that Bergoglio’s election was a fraud. Consider these statements for yourself. They are plain and easy to understand.
- Confirming the prescriptions of my Predecessors, I likewise forbid anyone, even if he is a Cardinal, during the Pope’s lifetime and without having consulted him, to make plans concerning the election of his successor, or to promise votes, or to make decisions in this regard in private gatherings.
- The Cardinal electors shall further abstain from any form of pact, agreement, promise or other commitment of any kind which could oblige them to give or deny their vote to a person or persons. If this were in fact done, even under oath, I decree that such a commitment shall be null and void and that no one shall be bound to observe it; and I hereby impose the penalty of excommunication latae sententiae upon those who violate this prohibition. It is not my intention however to forbid, during the period in which the See is vacant, the exchange of views concerning the election.
- I likewise forbid the Cardinals before the election to enter into any stipulations, committing themselves of common accord to a certain course of action should one of them be elevated to the Pontificate. These promises too, should any in fact be made, even under oath, I also declare null and void.
It does not matter that papal elections have been manipulated in the past. Providence saw fit to now have a mode of disqualifying them. Cdl Dannels cackling about how he was part of the St. Gallen Mafia, McCarrick being intimately connected and who orchestrated the election was a smoking gun for me.