Dear Latin Catholic brothers and sisters,
I am a Coptic Catholic who would like your input on my belief about the papacy. I am open to correction, so I hope you can help me out.
I believe that:
The Pope has immediate jurisdiction ONLY over his own Patriarchal Church on all matters regarding faith and discipline; his jurisdiction regarding discipline in other Patriarchal Churches is NOT immediate. Only in matters of universal Faith and morals and in the enforcement of a UNIVERSAL canon does the Pope have immediate jurisiction over all Churches. Further, the Pope also has ordinary jurisdiction over all Churches; but the exercise of this jurisdiction is EXTRAordinary.
Please let me know what you think as reflected in the poll and your comments. Since I want to guage my belief according to the Catholic understanding, I would appreciate it if non-Catholics do NOT participate in the poll, but you are welcome to reply with comments.