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About the only notable act of the latter pope was to restore the conclave.

Boniface VIII confirmed the action of his predecessor and ordered the "Ubi Periculum" of Gregory X to be incorporated in the canon law (c.

This room and another retired chamber, to which they might go freely, were to be so closed in that no one could go in or out unobserved, nor anyone from without speak secretly with any cardinal.

And if anyone from without had aught to say, it must be on the business of the election and with the knowledge of all the cardinals present.

Those who disregarded the laws of the conclave or tampered with its liberty, besides incurring other punishments, were excommunicated.

The stringency of these regulations at once aroused opposition; yet the first elections held in conclave proved that the principle was right.

Then, each with a single servant, lay or cleric, they were to assemble in the palace where the pope was at his death, or, if that were impossible, the nearest city not under interdict, in the bishop's house or some other suitable place.

This precedent (which however resulted happily in the election of the Roman, Martin V) is perhaps the reason why Julius II (1512), Paul III (1542), Pius IV (1561), and Pius IX (1870) provided that in case of their death during an ecumenical council the election of the new pope should be in the hands of the cardinals, not in those of the council.

During the election they might receive nothing from the papal treasury, nor introduce any other business unless some urgent necessity arose imperilling the Church or its possessions.

If any cardinal neglected to enter, or left the enclosure for any reason other than sickness, the election was to go on without him.

This pontificate largely consists of demanding that Catholics follow the Pope’s leftwing political agenda, while pointing out how traditional Catholic moral teachings, anathema to the Left, may be dodged.

May God forgive this Pope, his enablers and his fans.

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