*"The person thus elected [pope] acquires full jurisdiction over the universal Church immediately on consenting,
and becomes the Vicar of Christ on earth." ("Canonical Elections", p. 107, Imprimatur
Additional Notes: According to a knowledgeable Italian priest, Monsignor Carlo Taramasso,
who had conferred with Cardinal Siri [Gregory
XVII] in 1988, a conservative bloc of Cardinals was successful in electing Siri on the fourth ballot of the first day of the conclave, on October 26, 1958. He ("Siri") was then intimidated into keeping silent (through various means) about His status as were
His (legitimate) cardinals for 31 years. Yet, by a near miraculous occurrence shortly before His "unforeseen" death on May 2, 1989, His Holiness, Gregory XVII, did perform the proper actions to carry on the True Hierarchy (Petrine Mission) of the True Church.