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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?


  { 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.


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