26 June 2007

Motu Proprio has Been Released

Motu Proprio for the re-establishing the traditional norm that the Elected Pontiff, must always have 2/3 support of the Voting Cardinals to be validly elected as Pope.

See Here:

MOTU PROPRIO CON CUI IL SANTO PADRE BENEDETTO XVI RIPRISTINA LA NORMA TRADIZIONALE CIRCA LA MAGGIORANZA RICHIESTA NELL’ELEZIONE DEL SOMMO PONTEFICE, 26.06.2007

Pubblichiamo qui di seguito il Motu Proprio con cui il Santo Padre Benedetto XVI ripristina la norma tradizionale circa la maggioranza richiesta nell’elezione del Sommo Pontefice. Secondo tale norma, perch√© il Papa possa considerarsi validamente eletto, √® sempre necessaria la maggioranza dei due terzi dei Cardinali presenti.


My Humble Translation of the Italian only:

MOTU PROPRIO WITH WHICH THE HOLY FATHER BENEDICT XVI RE-ESTABLISHES THE TRADITONAL NORM REGARDING THE MAJORITY REQUIRED IN THE ELECTION OF THE PONITFF 26.06.2007

We are publishing [below] the Motu Proprio with which the Holy Father Benedict XVI re-instates the traditional norm on the required majority in the election of the Pontiff. According to this norm, so that the Pope can consider himself validly elected, it is always necessary that the majority be of two thirds of the Cardinals present.

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Rorate Caeli has a good translation and summary of the Latin MP here:

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