Can someone who denies Christ be pope?
Someone who publicly teaches that Jesus is not the Christ could not be pope. You are probably thinking of St. Peter, who denied Christ. But he was not the pope at that time. He only became pope after the Resurrection (in John 21:15-17), as Vatican I declared.
Pope Pius IX, Vatican Council I, Session 4, Chap. 1: “And upon Simon Peter alone Jesus after His resurrection conferred the jurisdiction of the highest pastor and rector over his entire fold, saying: ‘Feed my lambs,’ ‘Feed my sheep’ [John 21:15 ff.].” (Denz. 1822)
Wow. I didn’t know these Protestants believed that…
The cover-up is so evil and demonic. Wow.
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