Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Pope says only Roman Catholicism is proper church

The Vatican has issued a document claiming that only churches in full communion with the Pope of Rome can expect full salvation (whatever that means) and other Christian faiths "lack elements considered essential to the Catholic Church". He says that Protestants are in error and Orthodox Churches have true teachings but are dissenters from recognising the Pope's authority.

As can be expected, the document has upset evangelical Anglicans and other Protestants around the world. For more on this story, click here.


tom sheepandgoats said...

Didn't he (He) just make some similar point about the Muslums, which they failed to take gracefully? I think this is an "old time religion" Pope.

I keep hearing rumors that he has a cousin who is one of Jehovah's Witnesses. Do you know anything about that?

Expositor said...

Yes, he does have a cousin who is a Jehovah's Witness. I have a PDF scan somewhere of a newspaper article about his cousin. I will see if I can find it.