October 2, 2021 (Steven O’Reilly) – A couple weeks back I observed that Archbishop Vigano had commented on Pope Francis, referring to him as a Jesuit on the Throne of Peter “in violation of the rule established by St. Ignatius of Loyola.” (see Vigano: A Jesuit on the Throne of Peter “in violation of the rule established by St. Ignatius of Loyola”).
The article above linked to an earlier article I had written on the question of Jesuit vows as they relate to papal elections. The topic was first brought to my attention from within the Jesuit order. My detailed analysis of the question may be found here: Curiouser and Curiouser: Who Dispensed Jorge Bergoglio SJ from his vows?
On October 1, Return to Tradition also took a look at Vigano’s statement. That commentary, which may be of interest to those interested in the subject, can be found here: see “Vigano: Francis is an Oath Breaker.”
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