I report today on how Archbishop Viganò answered several questions posed by Aldo Maria Valli in Italian.  Thanks to Non Veni Pacem who first put them into Google Translate to get the English.  I’m asking some Italian friends to correct the Google translation (if necessary.)  It seems pretty good from my limited Italian.  I’m including only one Q/A here from the interview:

Valli:  “Within the College of Cardinals, in your opinion, is there a credible, authentically Catholic figure on which the cardinals, in the event of a conclave, could make the votes converge for a total change of register compared to the current pontificate?”

Viganò:  “Certain Popes, let us not forget, are granted; others are inflicted.  But before discussing the next conclave, it is necessary to shed light on the abdication of Benedict XVI and on the question of the fraud of the 2013 Conclave (Italian:  sull’abdicazione di Benedetto XVI e sulla questione dei brogli del Conclave del 2013) which sooner or later will have to give rise to an official investigation.  If there were to be proofs of irregularity, the conclave would be null  (Italian: Se vi dovessero essere prove di irregolarità, il conclave sarebbe nullo) the election of Bergoglio null, just as all his appointments, acts of government and magisterium would be null (nulla l’elezione di Bergoglio, così come nulle sarebbero tutte le sue nomine, gli atti di governo e di magistero.)  A ‘reset’ that would providentially bring us back to the status quo ante, with a College of Cardinals composed only of cardinals appointed up to Benedict XVI, ousting all those created since 2013, notoriously ultra-progressive. Certainly the current situation, with all the rumors about Ratzinger’s resignation and Bergoglio’s election, does not help the ecclesial body and creates confusion and disorientation in the faithful.”