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“If the Pope is second only to God, it follows that he partakes of the characteristic of the Divinity itself, and the medieval doctors could hardly find words to express such a credence adequately: ‘Pope is not simply a man, but almost a God on earth.’”
“ As a creatures exalted above all, therefore the Pope is without equal. That means that if there is only One God in heaven, so there ought to be only one God on earth. And who might such a God be, if not the Pope? ‘as there only one God in heaven, so there ought to be a God on earth. All Christians, therefore, should look upon the Pope as God himself.’”
“ to quote only one characteristic case. In 1335 Bishop Alvarez Pelayo laid down the doctrine that as Christ partook of the nature of God and man, so the Pope as his vicar participates with him in the divine nature as to spiritual thing, and in the nature of man as to temporal matters, so that he is not simply a man, but rather a God on earth.
THE BOOK OF CATHOLIC QUOTATIONS
Selected and edited by John Chapin, General Editor, Nihil Obstat: John A. Goodman, J.C.D., Censor Librorum. Imprimatur: Francis Cardinal Spellman, Archbishop of New York, First Published in 1957 by John Calder (Publisher) Ltd. 17 Sackville Street, London, WI., Printed in the United States of America
“Your Holiness holds the place of God on earth”
“The Pope may act outside the law, above the law and against the law”
“Accept, receive, take are the words pleasing to the Pope”