Is God capable of sinning?

I read that Anselm said God is incapable of sinning. And I am not sure about it. I think He is capable but chooses not to sin. …

Does the Catholic Church have a view on this? Is the Church’s viewpoint one we call “infallible” through the seat of Peter?


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