Can a pope be a heretic?


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Can the pope be a heretic?


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The Holy Spirit protects the Church from a pope definitively promulgating for the universal Church an error in a matter of doctrine or morals; he doesn’t necessarily inspire a pope to hold to right doctrine. For more information, please see the links below.

Recommended reading:

Papal Infallibility
White Smoke, Valid Pope by Fr. Brian Harrison, O.S.


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