The "I don't like Francis so he isn't really the Pope" crowd are swarming this one. They're no different than any other fringe ideology. Such believers are compelled to "prove" and "re-prove" their false world-view every time the subject comes up, in the hopes of gaining new "converts".

The behavior exhibited trying to disprove Francis' Papal legitimacy is identical to the people who insist, to …More
The "I don't like Francis so he isn't really the Pope" crowd are swarming this one. They're no different than any other fringe ideology. Such believers are compelled to "prove" and "re-prove" their false world-view every time the subject comes up, in the hopes of gaining new "converts".

The behavior exhibited trying to disprove Francis' Papal legitimacy is identical to the people who insist, to this day, the moon landing was faked and Sept 9/11 "was an inside job". Donald Trump is up for re-election next year and there are still dimwits out there screaming he isn't "really" the President because of (insert contrived legalisms here).

The Francis Doesn't Real crowd is no different. For all their minutae over Vatican law and their discernment of supposed conspiracies at every turn are, sadly, displaying a profound ignorance of Church history. Francis isn't anything new. There have been entire dynasties of "Bad Popes". They came, they went, and the Church survived them just as Christ predicted.
For those that know about the prophecy of the Popes from Saint Malachi, it's said that there is a mistake on the last Pope who has his name barred. This name would be the one of Francis. There are also many others reasons to think that Pope Benedict XVI is still the Pope, and not Francis. Here are they :

Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation the 11th February 2013 after more than 1 month …More
For those that know about the prophecy of the Popes from Saint Malachi, it's said that there is a mistake on the last Pope who has his name barred. This name would be the one of Francis. There are also many others reasons to think that Pope Benedict XVI is still the Pope, and not Francis. Here are they :

Pope Benedict XVI announced his resignation the 11th February 2013 after more than 1 month that Bank of Italy with Bank of Germany blocked the payments at the Vatican (from the 1st January to the 12th February 2013)
- The 12th February 2013, Bank of Italy lifted up the ban on the plastic cards and the ATMs
- There was nothing else done against the pretext of money-laundering scheme invoked by Bank of Italy, except the announcement of the resignation of Pope Benedict XVI the day before and even the 12th February when Bank of Italy reversed her decision no decision was done in order they could justify to reverse their decision... So there can't be no other reason at all
- Pope Benedict XVI chose to announce his resignation the 11th February 2013 which is not only the feast day of Our Lady of Lourdes but also the feast day of the Lateran Treaty... That Pope Benedict XVI chose to announce his resignation this very day is not a coincidence as many know that magistrates used to chose a date in memory of an event that please them in the same way that Pope or Cardinals used to give the imprimatur for a book or release an encyclical on the feast day of a saint in relation with the book or their speeches. The Lateran Treaty was made in order to compensate the loss of the Vatican's territories and properties. That this date was chosen and not another mean there is a sequel in the same way that there was a sequel to Vatican I with Vatican 2 due to the invasion of the Italian army in the Vatican in 1870. It's not a hazard that in the both dates it was a question of a financial convention as if the agreement was again put into question and then the Vatican himself...
- The light struck the dome of the Vatican the same day the 11th February 2013 and no one that believe in God's signs can say that it's a mere coincidence...

Pope Francis is not validly elected, we have the talks of some Cardinals that plotted to get rid of Pope Benedict and get Francis :
- Cardinals Daneels admitted that he was part of a mafia that plotted to get him elected.
- Saint John Paul II’s Apostolic Constitution Universi Domini Gregis, 79, clearly condemns the constitution of a “Mafia” like the Sankt-Gallen group: “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.”
Ironically, he published the Apostolic Constitution in February 1996, the very year that the Sankt-Gallen group was formed.
- Cardinal McCarrick, now defrocked, also explained why they plotted to get Francis and how through the Mafia of Saint Gall

And if it wasn't enough, we have the message of Our Lady of La Salette that says that "neither the Pope nor his successor will see the Triumph of the Church". Our Lady can't be wrong as she knows everything she wants from her Son who is God. If Francis was a validly elected Pope, she would have had to say in order to be correct : "neither the Pope nor his predecessor will see the Triumph of the Church". It makes a huge difference and not only for a linguist...

And last but not least, even Francis doesn't recognise himself as the Pope given that he officially de-emphasizes papal titles.. Another part of the text :
"Pope Francis has on several occasions emphasized his role as a bishop, rarely referring to himself as pope or pontiff -- even on the night of his election www.ncronline.org/…/cardinals-elect… in St. Peter's Square it was "the task of the conclave was to give Rome a bishop.""

He acts like he's still just a Bishop while Pope Benedict XVI kept his office and many distinctive signs that are those of the Pope like his name.tr
Francis I is an impostor, an enemy of the Catholic Religion, an Apostate (if ever he was a Christian), a Monster, Blasphemer and an Anti Christ.
Bergoglio promotes eucharistic sacrilege which is rebellion against Jesus Christ present in the Holy Eucharist. Bergoglio is a murderer of souls. This graphic is a blasphemy against the Holy Spirit because supporting an apostate who rebels against God. This graphic disobeys the Scripture that orders us to anathematize those who preach a false gospel and orders us to separate ourselves from all …More
Bergoglio promotes eucharistic sacrilege which is rebellion against Jesus Christ present in the Holy Eucharist. Bergoglio is a murderer of souls. This graphic is a blasphemy against the Holy Spirit because supporting an apostate who rebels against God. This graphic disobeys the Scripture that orders us to anathematize those who preach a false gospel and orders us to separate ourselves from all those who deviate from the Catholic Doctrine.
The Magisterium of the Church decrees that those who support heretics are automatically excommunicated. mercaba.org/MAGISTERIO/cum_ex_apostola…
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The Magisterium of the Church has never accepted an apostate or heretic as Pope. The Magisterium of the Church has decreed in perpetuity that it is invalid and voids the elevation of a heretic to the Papacy.
Bergoglio is not a pope who has fallen into heresy. He is a heretic who was unlawfully elevated to the Papacy being disqualified to be a Pope because he did not profess the Catholic faith. …More
The Magisterium of the Church has never accepted an apostate or heretic as Pope. The Magisterium of the Church has decreed in perpetuity that it is invalid and voids the elevation of a heretic to the Papacy.
Bergoglio is not a pope who has fallen into heresy. He is a heretic who was unlawfully elevated to the Papacy being disqualified to be a Pope because he did not profess the Catholic faith. We even know that Pope Benedict never renounced Petrine ministry, therefore there was never an apostolic succession.
That meme is misleading. Not to say that sedevacantists aren't misleading, but to believe that God is happy with Catholics who ingest poison from an heretical pope, heretical bishops, and heretical priests is a lie from novus ordo hell.
I reject heresy!

No one shall pray in common with heretics and schismatics.
-Council of Laodicea

Pope St. Martin I - If anyone does not with mind …More
That meme is misleading. Not to say that sedevacantists aren't misleading, but to believe that God is happy with Catholics who ingest poison from an heretical pope, heretical bishops, and heretical priests is a lie from novus ordo hell.
I reject heresy!

No one shall pray in common with heretics and schismatics.
-Council of Laodicea

Pope St. Martin I - If anyone does not with mind and lips reject and anathematize all abominable heretics together with their impious writings, even to the single least portion, let such a person be condemned. (Canon 18, Lateran Council, DNZ: 271-272)

"If a future pope teaches anything contrary to the Catholic Faith, do not follow him."
-Pope Pius IX
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Lighten up. It's a cartoon, not an argument.
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