The Invalidity of Benedict XVI’s Resignation in Syllogistic Format

For a papal resignation to be valid, the pope must renounce his office (munus). But in his Declaratio of resignation Pope Benedict XVI did not renounce his office (munus). Therefore, Pope Benedict XVI’s resignation was not valid. Proof of the major Canon 332 Section 2 of the 1983 Code of Canon Law states the following: … Continue reading The Invalidity of Benedict XVI’s Resignation in Syllogistic Format