Is it correct by a pope to use the title “Vicar of God”? I know one pope who used this title. I believe Jesus is Truly God and the Pope is his Vicar but sinceGod manages the universe, creator of live and all powerfull " a pope cannot do this and act as a Vicar since he cannot do the above.
However, I believe the “Vicar of Christ” is correct since the pope can do the function of Christ as the pastor of his shepperd.
Does this mean that the pope who used this title is a heretic?
Please shed some light
Well, no it isn’t heresy, in the sense that Christ is God and the Pope is his representative on Earth. The Pope isn’t just the representative of Christ’s Sacred Humanity, he is the representative of Christ. It’s the same as referring to Our Lady as the Mother of God; she isn’t merely the Mother of the Human Nature of Jesus, she is the Mother of the Divine Person who has both a Divine and a Human Nature. Jesus cannot be divided and separated into separate components. A divided Christ is the hallmark of Modernism.
Still, I’ve never ever heard a Pope use Vicar of God before. It’s always been Vicar of Christ or Vicar of Peter.