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Whoever Says the Pope Does Not Have
the Fullness of Power Is Anathema

Among the errors of the collegiality implicit in Vatican II and clearly defended by Pope Francis is the one that denies to the Pope the supreme power in the Catholic Church.

This error was specifically pointed out by Pope Pius IX and its defenders were declared anathema, i.e., excommunicated from the Catholic Church. One can read this below in the Constitution Pastor Aeternus, promulgated by Pius IX together with the First Vatican Council.


Pope Pius IX

If, therefore, someone shall say that the Roman Pontiff has the office merely of inspection and direction, and not the full and supreme power of jurisdiction over the universal Church, not only in matters that belong to Faith and Morals, but also in those that relate to the discipline and government of the Church spread through the world; or assert that he possesses merely the principal part and not all of the fullness of this supreme power; or that this power which he enjoys is not ordinary and immediate, both over each and all the churches and over each and all the Pastors and the faithful: let him be anathema.

Continued

(Pius IX, Constitution Pastor Aeternus or De Ecclesia Christi
of July 18, 1870, in DR 1831)
Posted November 30, 2013