Here is the closing of the ARSH 2017 letter from Pope Benedict XVI Ratzinger to an unnamed German Cardinal that leaked today.
“Let us pray, as you did at the end of your letter, that the Lord comes to the rescue of His Church. I bless with my apostolic blessing,
Folks, the Apostolic Blessing is the PAPAL BLESSING.
“I bless with my apostolic blessing.”
And then signed with his Papal name.
But I’m the crazy one, and the Barnhardt Thesis is nothing more than the uneducated rantings of a “dippy” “convert”.
Pope Benedict XVI Ratzinger, whether he likes it or not, is the one and only living and reigning Pope, having invalidly attempted to “partially resign” the Papacy these five years ago. The Papacy can not be bifurcated nor fundamentally transformed into a “collegial, synodal office” by anyone, including the Pope himself, because the Papacy was established by Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ Himself. For a Pope to attempt such in a resignation would render such resignation invalid per the “substantial error” clause in Canon 188. The fact that we now have massive evidence that Pope Benedict XVI was coerced through fear of the violent, criminal homosexual coven now clearly occupying and controlling the Vatican, fear being another invalidating criterion per Canon 188, only confirms the obvious.
I would, at this point, bless you all with my Apostolic Blessing, but I can’t, because I’M NOT THE POPE.
So, I’ll just wish you a very good evening, and assure one and all of my continued prayers.