Bugnolan Conclave in surprise move, elects Bergoglio!

January 30, 2023 (Steven O’Reilly) – Here is the update from the Bugnolan conclave to “elect” a “successor” to Pope Benedict XVI.  It appears that the conclave was hampered by very low turnout [NB: Subsequent research points to a total of four attendees, Br, Bugnolo included].  No surprise there.

But the big, and surprising news is this. Disappointing those who had expected Bugnolo might be elected ‘anti-pope’, in a move unforeseen by any of those  caring to observe this farce (see The Bugnolo Files), and against all seeming odds, the Bugnolan conclave has elected Jorge Bergoglio as pope.  So, Pope Francis has been elected pope by a group of Benepapists.  Reactions of other leading Benepapists is not yet available.  But, given that Bugnolo’s non-canonical “conclave” was by near unanimous agreement on all sides expected to elect an anti-pope…it is possible other Benepapists who opposed this conclave will now view Francs as a “double anti-pope.”

Here is Bugnolo’s press release:

Risultati dell’Elezione del Successore di Papa Benedetto XVI

Roma Locuta Est includes the translation below:


Those who were against Catholics predicting a successor to St. Peter prevailed to convince many not to come to vote, and so the results of the election are as follows:

Unanimous for Jorge Mario Bergoglio, as successor of St. Peter and successor of Pope Benedict XVI.

The present electorate wants the world to know that they have chosen the only outcome that could be both universally accepted and that is to bring the canonical order of the Church back into harmony with the will of Christ. In this he follows the example of the Roman Catholics who, under threat from the imperial army, elected the deacon of the Eastern emperor, who was a Monothelite heretic. With his election completed he was immediately converted to the Catholic faith under the power of the Jesus Prayer.

And so, we hope and pray that the Lord, whose hands are now free to set the Church in order, will now intervene in history, without violating his promise to St. Peter, that “Whatever you bind on earth, be bound in Heaven.” ”.

For my part, I have suggested as candidate Msgr. Gracida, Bishop Emeritus of Corpus Christi, Texas, USA.

Fra’ Alexis Bugnolo

(source: https://www.chiesaromana.info/index.php/2023/01/30/risultati-dellelezione-del-successore-di-papa-benedetto-xvi/)

It will certainly be interesting to see how this conclave impacts the intellectual debate and power struggles within Benepapist circles, now that Bugnolo will,  apparently, become a defender of Pope Francis.  Who would have “thunk” it.

Steven O’Reilly is a graduate of the University of Dallas and the Georgia Institute of Technology. A former intelligence officer, he and his wife, Margaret, live near Atlanta. He has written apologetic articles, and is author of Book I of the Pia Fidelis trilogy, The Two Kingdoms; and of Valid? The Resignation of Pope Benedict XVI(Follow on twitter at @fidelispia for updates). He asks for your prayers for his intentions.  He can be contacted at StevenOReilly@AOL.com  or StevenOReilly@ProtonMail.com (or follow on Twitter: @S_OReilly_USA or on GETTR, TruthSocial, or Gab: @StevenOReilly).

7 thoughts on “Bugnolan Conclave in surprise move, elects Bergoglio!

  1. But will Bergoglio accept? (Dang, I really should put some kind of emoji here, so people know I’m just having a little fun.)


    1. Hello Father!

      Ha! That could be Br. Bugnolo’s out from this whole mess. If Francis does not respond (when he does not respond), Bugnolo might be able to retreat back into Benepapism.

      As it is, I can’t imagine many of his followers are happy with him and the outcome of the “conclave.” Time will tell.

      God bless,



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