The importance of the papacy is Jesus giving Peter a unique authority over the church by giving him the keys to the kingdom of heaven. It is a unique instrument of human governance.
“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.
Matthew chapter 16 verse 17 says that Peter alone is told he has received divine knowledge by a special revelation of God the father. Peter is receiving knowledge from God
The second Vatican council taught on the primacy of the pope. And the second Vatican council began its first on the ministry of the bishops and then addressed the pope.
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