Coronation of Pope Pius XII with Papal Tiara
The Coronation Oath of the Pope-Elect
Is Required of Every Pope-Elect
To change nothing of the received Tradition, and nothing thereof, I have found before me guarded by my God pleasing predecessors, to encroach to alter (change), or to permit any innovation therein;
To the contrary: with glowing affection as Her truly faithful student and successor, to reverently safeguard the passed on good, with my whole strength and utmost effort;
To cleanse all that is in contradiction with canonical order that may surface;
To guard the Holy Canons and Decrees of our Popes likewise as Divine Ordinances of Heaven, because I am conscious of Thee, Whose place I take through the Grace of God, Whose Vicarship I possess with Thy support, being subject to severest accounting before Thy Divine tribunal over all that I confess.
If I should undertake to act in anything of contrary sense, or should permit that it will be executed, Thou willst not be merciful to me on the dreadful day of Divine Justice.
Accordingly, without exclusion, We subject to severest excommunication anyone - be it Ourself or be it another - who would dare to undertake anything new in contradiction to this constituted Evangelic Tradition and the purity of the Orthodox Faith and the Christian Religion, or would seek to change anything by his opposing efforts, or would concur with those who undertake such blasphemous venture.
(Liber Diurnus Romanorum Pontificum, in J.P. Migne, Patrologia Latina, published in 221 volumes, Volume 105, S. 54.)
This document speaks for itself.
How many Popes,
IF any, do you think ended up being self-excommunicated by
breaking this Solemn Oath? But IF a Pope-Elect never took this Oath
of Office of the Papacy, then he never was a Pope, just as, for example,
IF the President-Elect of the U.S.A. were to never take the Oath of Office
of the U.S. President, then that person never was the President of the
“NO”: THEY NEVER WERE A “POPE”!
IF “YES”, they AUTOMATICALLY EXCOMMUNICATED
THEMSELVES because: “Oath of Pope-Elect”:
“I VOW: TO CHANGE
NOTHING OF... TRADITION...
or to permit any INNOVATION... We subject to
SEVEREST EXCOMMUNICATION anyone -
BE IT OURSELF, or be it another - who would...
undertake anything NEW... OR WOULD SEEK
TO CHANGE ANYTHING.” (Emphasis added.)