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Pope Pius XIII, his election, the justification, the conclave, his agenda, and more...

Editors Note: 
With the happy news of the election of Pope Pius XIII on October 24, 1998, and the restoration of the papacy, the true Catholic Church has been flooded with questions.  Thanks be to God.  With limited resources, the office of the papal secretary has answered a multitude of questions, many asking the same thing in different ways.  This FAQ page gives answers to the most common questions.

  1. Who is Pope Pius XIII? and what is his background? 
  2. What is the justification for having a conclave in 1998 to elect a pope or in the future? 
  3. How can you elect a pope when we have Benedict XVI in the Vatican? 
  4. How was Pope Pius XIII elected? 
  5. How many electors were there? And how did you qualify them?
  6. What about other Catholics in the world who would have voted if given the opportunity?  Doesn't that invalidate the election?
  7. How did the conclave committee ensure that the electorate was truly Catholic?
  8. How many votes did Pope Pius XIII receive? 
  9. How many Catholics are now subject to Pope Pius XIII? 
  10. How has the Church announced the news of Pope Pius XIII to the world?
  11. Where does Pope Pius XIII reside? 
  12. If the pope is supposed to be a public figure, then why can't you give his residence?
  13. How many priests/bishops does Pope Pius XIII have? 
  14. Has Pope Pius XIII been consecrated as a Bishop? 
  15. What is Pope Pius XIII's agenda for his papacy?
  16. What is necessary for a person to belong to the true Catholic Church? 
  17. With the restored Catholic Church growing daily, how can the Holy See know who is or is not a Catholic?
  18. How can I contact the pope to offer my obedience and support?
 



Who is Pope Pius XIII? and what is his background?  
On October 24, 1998 Fr. Lucian Pulvermacher, a Catholic priest and a religious of the Capuchin Order, was validly elected as the Vicar of Christ on earth by the Catholic Church.  He took to himself the name Pius XIII.  His complete background can be found on the Biography page. Proof of his valid ordination as a priest is available. 

What is the justification for having a conclave in 1998 to elect a pope?  
The Catholic Church, as a perfect society, must have the means to elect a pope.  That is God's holy will.  In normal times, ecclesiastical law mandated that on the death of a pope, Cardinals convene to elect the new pope.  As there were no Cardinals alive, it reverts to "natural law" to elect the pope, using the remnant Church as the electorate.  For the details, see "Justification for the Papal Election." 

How can you elect a pope when we have Benedict XVI in the Vatican? 
Benedict XVI is NOT the Pope and never was.  Neither were the 4 other imposters, John XXIII, Paul VI, John Paul I, or John Paul II.   These 5 claimants to the Chair of Peter, never for one instant held the papal office, because each was a non-Catholic.  Heresy or schism removes one from the body of the Catholic Church, as does membership in an anti-Catholic organization such as the Freemasons which Roncalli joined in 1935.  Each of these 4 imposters propagated some manner of heresy or schism.  One cannot be a Catholic if he is in heresy or schism, and one certainly cannot be the leader of the Catholic world if he is not himself a Catholic. For the details, see "The Novus Ordo Has No Pope" and also "Justification for the Papal Election." 

How was Pope Pius XIII elected? 
Pope Pius XIII was elected in a conclave with worldwide electors submitting their votes electronically to a central committee which administered the conclave.  On the first ballot, Fr. Pulvermacher received the necessary 2/3 plus 1 vote to receive the election.  When he was informed of the results and asked by the dean of the committee if he accepted the election, he answered in the affirmative, and at that very moment Fr. Pulvermacher became the Pope of the Holy Catholic Church, with all the powers of the Vicar of Christ.  For the details, see "The Conclave." 

How many electors were there? And how did you qualify them? 
Without getting to exact numbers, we can say that there was an effort made during the course of 3 years to find fully qualified 100% Catholic electors according to the natural law, and all those from around the world who consented to vote were given the ballot by which they were able to vote. They were not selected according to geographical location, numbers of people, or in a representative fashion, but each had his private and individual vote in the conclave election itself. The votes were received by the conclave committee in a secure method. The registration forms were sent to all known Catholics in June 1998, and to those that registered, the validation forms were sent in July 1998.  The return of the validation form was the basis for qualifying each elector. 

What about other Catholics in the world who would have voted if given the opportunity?  Doesn't that invalidate the election? 
The remnant Church spent 3 years prior to the conclave, seeking out Catholic clergy and laity around the world who would wish to participate in the election of the pope.   While there may have been individual Catholics or even pockets of Catholics that were not located, it remains a studied judgment that if it were a requirement to locate and qualify every single Catholic in the world, that a conclave would never have been possible, and the papacy never restored.  In fact, papal history over the centuries shows that even some Cardinals at times did not participate in a conclave due to lack of worldwide communications or very remote circumstances.  Such did not invalidate the election.  After a valid election, the entire Catholic world accepts the pope, whether the individual participated in the voting or not.  In other words, it is not the numbers that matter, but the validity of the election. 

How did the conclave committee ensure that the electorate was truly Catholic? 
To ensure the Catholicity of the Electorate, each elector signed 2 documents, a registration and a validation of Catholic standing.   The responses on each of these documents were such to allow each elector to be validated as a Catholic and given the right to vote.  Well before the conclave, each of the electors received the list of the electors, and could raise a challenge to any specific elector if there was any doubt as to an individual elector's Catholicity.  Note that the very reason why prior attempts to elect a pope after Pope Pius XII failed was precisely because the body of electors was in some way non-Catholic. 

How many votes did Pope Pius XIII receive? 
An exact answer, given in a conclave held under Natural Law, would not be in keeping with the "secrecy of the Conclave."  However, we can say that Pope Pius XIII was elected with more votes than was his predecessor, Pope Pius XII. 

How many Catholics are now subject to Pope Pius XIII? 
Certainly the entire body of the Electorate is subject to Pope Pius XIII.  In addition, as news gets out to the world, more laity and clergy are sending their obedience to the pope.  At this time we have no specific numbers. 

How has the Church announced the news of Pope Pius XIII to the world? 
It is a tenet of the Catholic religion that the Pope must be a public figure to the world.  Accordingly, the Church has used and will continue to use every possible means to announce the happy news, including TV and radio, newspapers, short wave radio and the Internet.  As the major news media are controlled by those who would stifle the happy news of the new pope, the efforts of the remnant Church to "get the news out" must be re-doubled.  The forces of evil are working overtime to prevent the people of the world from knowing the truth. 

Where does Pope Pius XIII reside? 
As a security issue to protect the pope, the papal residence, at this time, shall not be published. 

If the pope is supposed to be a public figure as you indicated above, then why can't you give his residence? 
The pope IS a public figure as displayed by this website and by the announcements to the media, replete with all the facts, background, justifications and photos.  Also, there are 2 methods for communicating with the Papal Office, a published P.O. Box in Washington, USA and a published Email Address to the Papal Secretary.   As the pope now resides in humble circumstances, and does not have the funding or resources as does the forces of evil that occupy the Vatican, it is only common sense that all possible means of protection be afforded the Holy See.  This includes the withholding of his residence.  When God wills that the pope reside in another place with the necessary security, then by all means, the papal residence will be published. 

How many priests/bishops does Pope Pius XIII have? 
The pope has been in communication with several individuals who have orders.  Each returning cleric must have his orders evaluated by the Holy See for validity.  One "Thuc-ite" bishop recanted his errors, gave his profession of faith, gave obedience, then withdrew and returned to his previous ways. At present, only one Bishop has given obedience to Pius XIII, and also one priest has given obedience.

Has Pope Pius XIII been consecrated as a Bishop? 
Yes.  On July 4, 1999, His Holiness Pope Pius XIII was consecrated as a bishop by + Gordon Cardinal Bateman.  Since his election to the Chair of Peter, that has been one of the Holy Father's main goals.  It is a Catholic tenet that should a simple priest or even a layman be elected pope, that after the election, he would cause to be conferred unto himself all the necessary ordinations, including his consecration as a bishop.  The Holy Father has worked tirelessly towards this goal, and now it has been completed.  As several offers of consecration had come from questionable and doubtful individuals claiming to be a bishop, the Holy Father was most cautious in this matter, and after much prayer and study used a consecrator known absolutely to have valid orders and episcopal consecration. 

What is Pope Pius XIII's agenda for his papacy? 
See the Agenda Page on this website. 

What is necessary for a Catholic, or a person claiming to be Catholic, to belong to the true Catholic Church? 
To belong to the true Catholic Church, a person must be baptized, must believe and accept all that has been taught by the Church as handed down from the Apostles, and must be subject to the Roman Pontiff.   In the newly restored Catholic Church, Pope Pius XIII has decreed that to be a member of the Catholic Church, one must make the profession of faith to the Holy See or to one of the pope's representative(s).  This is required on the presumption that the person coming to be a Catholic is a convert in some way. 

With the restored Catholic Church growing daily, how can the Holy See know who is or is not a Catholic? 
At present there is one parish in the world, with the Pope as the head of that parish.  As was the custom of the early Church, the pope has issued a document known as the "hand Encyclical" to those Catholic adults who are members of the parish.  This document identifies the individual as a member of the Catholic Church.  As dioceses and parishes are created, that function will be assumed by the bishops and pastors. 

How can I contact the pope to offer my obedience and support? 
There are 2 ways: 
  1. You may contact the Papal Office using regular mail at this address:
    1. Papal Office of the tCC 
      8293 King George Blvd #28 
      Surrey, BC, V3W 5B8 
      Canada 
       
  2. Via Email to the Papal Secretary.
 
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