Primacy of the Pope Mariana Cannone

The Importance of the Papacy

The History of the papacy, the office held by the pope as head of the Roman Catholic Church, according to Catholic doctrine, spans from the time of Peter to the present day.

Defending the Primacy of the Pope

There have always been opponents to the pope’s authority and universal jurisdiction over the Church, also called papal primacy. This teaching has origins directly from Christ’s commissioning of Peter to be the visible head of the Church.

Jesus to Peter

“I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven” (Mt 16:19)”

First Vatican Council vs. Second Vatican Council

The Second Vatican Council’s approach towards modernism was the very antithesis to that of the First Vatican Council.First Vatican Council was convened by Pope Pius IX, and was held from 1869 to 1870.Second Vatican Council was called by Pope John Paul XXIII on December 25, 1961.

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