Editor’s Note: At the request of Catholics at Rome, I wrote the Most. Rev. Rene Henry Gracida, Bishop Emeritus of Corpus Christi, TX, in the USA, to ask him if he would allow himself to be considered a candidate for election in the upcoming Assembly to Elect the Successor of Pope Benedict XVI according to Apostolic Right, which will take place on Monday. I wish to publicly thank His Excellency for his implicit approbation of the canonical legitimacy of what Catholics at Rome are about to do. Now all our critics will have to reckon with the fact that the one Bishop who from 2013 said the renunciation was doubtful, has endorsed the election of Pope Benedict XVI’ s successor.