Exile: Archbishop Thục issued a declaration that the Holy See in Rome was vacant


Thục moved to Toulon, France, where he was assigned a confessional in the cathedral until about 1981. He at least once con-celebrated the Mass of Paul VI (the new rite of Mass promulgated by Pope Paul VI in 1969) in the vernacular. One author claims Thục served at the Mass of Paul VI as an acolyte several times.[29]
Convinced of a crisis devastating the Roman Catholic Church and coming under the increasing influence of sedevacantist activists, Archbishop Thục consecrated several bishops without a mandate from the Holy See.[30] In December 1975 He went to Palmar de Troya, where he ordained Clemente Domínguez y Gómez—who claimed to have witnessed an apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary—and others, and the following month he consecrated Dominguez and four followers as bishops.[31] In May 1981 Thục consecrated a French priest, Michel Louis Guerard des Lauriers, as bishop.[31] Des Lauriers was aDominican, an expert on the dogma of the Assumption and advisor to Pope Pius XII,[32] and former professor at the Pontifical Lateran University. In October 1981, he consecrated two Mexican priests and former seminary professors, Moisés Carmona (of Acapulco) and Adolfo Zamora (of Mexico City).[33] Both of these priests were convinced that the Papal See of Rome was vacant and the successors of Pope Pius XII were heretical usurpers of papal office and power. In February 1982, in Munich‘sSankt Michael church, Archbishop Thục issued a declaration that the Holy See in Rome was vacant, intimating that he desired a restoration of the hierarchy to end the vacancy. However, his newly consecrated bishops became a fragmented group. Many limited themselves essentially to sacramental ministry and only consecrated a few other bishops.Ngô Đình Thục – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ngô Đình Thục – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Pierre Martin Ngô Đình Thục (Vietnamese pronunciation: [ŋo ɗîɲ tʰùkp]) (6 October 1897 – 13 December 1984) was the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Huế…