Tuesday, July 10, 2007

fyi

pope benedict says that other christians not true churches

"It restates key sections of a 2000 document the pope wrote when he was prefect of the congregation, "Dominus Iesus," which set off a firestorm of criticism among Protestant and other Christian denominations because it said they were not true churches but merely ecclesial communities and therefore did not have the "means of salvation."

"I don't know what motivated it at this time," she said. "But it's important always to point out that there's the official position and there's the huge amount of friendship and fellowship and worshipping together that goes on at all levels, certainly between Anglican and Catholics and all the other groups and Catholics."

The document said Orthodox churches were indeed "churches" because they have apostolic succession and that they enjoyed "many elements of sanctification and of truth." But it said they lack something because they do not recognize the primacy of the pope — a defect, or a "wound" that harmed them, it said."

4 comments:

Time said...

Each "sect" needs to claim their superiority by claiming only their way, is the correct way to God. I hope they fight each other, until they all die out.

Ingrid said...

Pope schmope!

Ingrid

Daniel said...

You'd think, given the number of religions in the world, each one claiming 'THEY' are the one, that the sheep would question the whole theology thing!

You'd think!

sumo said...

I'm with time...they need to become extinct.