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Paul Mitson wrote:

Hi, guys —

I have a question concerning the Pope. According to Ferraris Ecclesiastical Dictionary, the Catholic belief is that the Pope:

"is so exalted that he is not a man, but, as it were, God, and the Vicar of God.
He is divine Monarch, Supreme Emperor and King of Kings."

Also the July 1895 issue of the Catholic National said:

"the Pope is not only a representative of Christ, but he is Jesus Christ, Himself, hidden under the veil of flesh".

  1. Does the Church really hold this position?
  2. If so, wouldn't that be blasphemy?

Paul

  { Does the Church really believe the Pope is God? }

Paul replied:

Dear Paul,

To answer your question:

  1. No, the Church does not teach this and
  2. Yes, it would be blasphemy if it did; and that is why the Church never could teach such a thing.

I don't know what your sources are for this but either they are either grossly mistaken, deliberately lying; or you have misinterpreted things.

Paul

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