[code]Interestingly enough, however, his letter of 12-1-96 (FAQ on the Future of the Church and the SSPX) contains the following asterisk on p. 175:
"There is no serious reason to believe that the Conclave of 2005 which elected Benedict XVI was invalid. Perhaps the fears expressed here may yet apply to some Conclave in the future. -BpW, 2009).
Another similar asterisk appears at the end of his 2-4-98 letter, "Neither Sedevacantist nor Liberal":
"Nothing so far indicates that the ɛƖɛctıon of Benedict XVI was invalid, but a truly vacant Apostolic See remains a possibility after him, today's confusion. -BpW, 2009).
However, there is nothing to indicate Bishop Williamson considered this determination would be left individual clerics and laymen (i.e., rather than a juridical act of the Church).