His Excellency, Archbishop Arrigo Pintonello discussing Gregory XVII, in a 1996 interview, said
he "was the greatest *intellectual genius I've ever met." And in a recorded gasp like Jeremiah, lamented
how Christ could permit the Cardinals to do this to him! (i.e., the violent coup at the 1958 Conclave).
(Source: Videotaped Interview by Mel Gibson & Staff, of **Abp. Pintonello Italy, 1996)
*Gregory XVII had become a priest at the early age of twenty-two, and had won a doctorate in theology
the following year at the Gregorian University, the only member of the class to do it with full points. He was
a theology professor at twenty-four, a bishop at thirty-seven and a was made cardinal by Pius XII at forty-six.