7. The Pope: Vicar of Christ

Catholic Position

¶891 “The Roman Pontiff, head of the college of bishops, enjoys this
infallibility in virtue of his office, when, as supreme
pastor and teacher of all the faithful – who confirms his brethren in
the
faith he proclaims by a definitive act a doctrine pertaining to faith
or
morals….

¶882 The Pope, Bishop of Rome and Peter’s successor, “is the perpetual
and visible source and foundation of the unity both of the
bishops and of the whole company of the faithful.”[402] “For the Roman
Pontiff, by reason of his office as Vicar of Christ, and as pastor of
the entire
Church has full, supreme, and universal power over the whole Church,
a power which he can always exercise unhindered.”[403]

Scripture Says


John 14:26

26  But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father
will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all
things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.


John 16:13

13  Howbeit when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide
you into all truth:


1 Corinthians 2:11-13

11  For what man knoweth the things of a man, save the spirit of
man which is in him? even so the things of God knoweth no man, but the
Spirit of God.

12  Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the
spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely
given to us of God.

13  Which things also we speak, not in the words which man’s
wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost teacheth;

Commentary

  • Jesus never controlled great wealth
  • Jesus dressed like a common man
  • Jesus lived in simple surroundings
  • Jesus was rejected and hated because He told the truth