Vatican Says The Catholic Church Is The Only True Church

In 2007, Pope Benedict XVI has reasserted the universal primacy of the Roman Catholic Church, approving a document released Tuesday that says Orthodox churches were defective and that other...
Pope Benedict XVI and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew
Pope Benedict XVI and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Vatican upholds herself as the ONLY “true” church of Jesus Christ

“And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.” (Revelation 13:7-8, KJV)

Pope recieves the mark of the Hindu God Shiva.

As we see the signs of time rapidly enfolding before us today, it becomes more clear that the enemy’s plan has long been played out by those in their camp. Puzzle pieces of Bible prophecies that are falling into place today have long been made ready by those who will be in the picture in the End Times.

The One World Religion will soon become a reality as one religious system slowly but boldly gathers the rest of the world under her wing. With the fast forward move of Ecumenism, where the Pope aims to reunite ALL of the world’s religion, it is becoming more clear today who will sit in leadership for the One World Religion.

In 2007, Pope Benedict XVI has reasserted the universal primacy of the Roman Catholic Church, approving a document released Tuesday that says Orthodox churches were defective and that other Christian denominations were not true churches.

Benedict approved a document from his old offices at the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith that restates church teaching on relations with other Christians.

It was the second time in a week the pope has corrected what he says are erroneous interpretations of the Second Vatican Council, the 1962-65 meetings that modernized the church.

Formulated as five questions and answers, the document is titled “Responses to Some Questions Regarding Certain Aspects of the Doctrine on the Church.”

It says although Orthodox churches are true churches, they are defective because they do not recognize the primacy of the Pope.

“It follows that these separated churches and communities, though we believe they suffer from defects, are deprived neither of significance nor importance in the mystery of salvation,” it said.

The document adds that Protestant denominations — called Christian Communities born out of the Reformation — are not true churches, but ecclesial communities.

“These ecclesial communities which, specifically because of the absence of the sacramental priesthood … cannot, according to Catholic doctrine, be called ‘churches’ in the proper sense,” it said.

The document is similar to one written in 2000 by the Pope — who was Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger at the time — that sparked an angry reaction from Protestant groups.

“I suspect there will be some reactions that are rather passionate,” said Raphaela Schmid, director of the Becket Institute, a group that advocates religious freedom. “I hope they will not be angry because we all try to understand about each other.”

The document is issued by Benedict’s successor in doctrinal matters, Cardinal William Levada, and endorsed by the Pope, said Reuters.

Pope Benedict XVI and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Pope still committed to Ecumenical Dialogues

The Rev. Sara MacVane of the Anglican Centre in Rome, said there was nothing new in the document.

“I don’t know what motivated it at this time,” she said. “But it’s important always to point out that there’s the official position and there’s the huge amount of friendship and fellowship and worshipping together that goes on at all levels, certainly between Anglican and Catholics and all the other groups and Catholics.”

The document said Orthodox churches were indeed “churches” because they have apostolic succession and that they enjoyed “many elements of sanctification and of truth.” But it said they lack something because they do not recognize the primacy of the pope — a defect, or a “wound” that harmed them, it said.

“This is obviously not compatible with the doctrine of primacy which, according to the Catholic faith, is an ‘internal constitutive principle’ of the very existence of a particular church,” the commentary said.

Despite the harsh tone of the document, it stresses that Benedict remains committed to ecumenical dialogue.

“However, if such dialogue is to be truly constructive, it must involve not just the mutual openness of the participants but also fidelity to the identity of the Catholic faith,” the commentary said.

Pope Benedict XVI at the Assisi interfaith gathering. (Getty images)

Father Augustine Di Noia, undersecretary for the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, said the document did not alter the commitment for ecumenical dialogue, but aimed to assert Catholic identity in those talks.

“The Church is not backtracking on ecumenical commitment,” Di Noia told Vatican radio.

“But, as you know, it is fundamental to any kind of dialogue that the participants are clear about their own identity. That is, dialogue cannot be an occasion to accommodate or soften what you actually understand yourself to be.”

Source – MSNBC

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July 7, 2012 3:55 am

This is not news. The RCC has always had this stand. Unfortunately many in the Protestant churches are ignorant to this and continue to enter into spiritual enterprises with the RCC. this should never be happening.

July 7, 2012 3:58 am

Many churches, denominations,sects,belief systems teach that they are the ONE TRUE CHURCH. But which is the fastest growing? – Islam!
Which threatens to anniahlate all unbelievers?Islam

July 7, 2012 4:19 am

Thank You Cookie!

July 7, 2012 4:22 am

For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect.

And except those days should be shortened, there should no flesh be saved: but for the elect’s sake those days shall be shortened.

This all is coming just to that!!! God bless Us, All…

July 7, 2012 7:35 am

The RCC is NOT a true Christian Church because it has embraced Islam, Buddhism, Paganism, the Occult, Shamanism, and the New Age religions in its desire to lead all the faiths of the Earth via the Ecumenical Movement, which seeks to build a One World Religion with the Pope as its leader, and the Virgin Mary as the false deity worshiped by all. For more information on this, please check out my YouTube Video Playlist about the lies being perpetrated by the Roman Catholic Church:
PLAYLIST: Roman Catholics VS Protestants Awaiting Christ’s Return

Grace Singh
July 7, 2012 9:29 am

The Holy Spirit clearly said to me on two different occasions that He will not share His glory with another and He was referring to the Catholic Church and the worship of Mary.

July 8, 2012 6:48 am

You and the holy spirit think together?

July 7, 2012 11:27 am

There is a growing belief that the False Prophet, who will be the the “third person” of the Satanic trinity of the Tribulation, will be the last pope of the Catholic church.

With the determination of the Catholic church to enshrine itself as the only “true” church, and with the determination of the Catholic church to establish their pope as some sort of head of all of Christendom, this belief of the False Prophet actually being the last pope who will come out of the Catholic church is beginning to look very plausible.

Revelation 13:11-12 tells us:

Then I saw another beast coming up out of the earth; and he had two horns like a lamb and he spoke as a dragon. 12He exercises all the authority of the first beast in his presence. And he makes the earth and those who dwell in it to worship the first beast, whose fatal wound was healed.

So we know that the second beast will have the appearance of a “lamb”, which has always been associated with Jesus Christ, ergo Christianity, and he is involved in “worship”, as in forcing the world to worship the Antichrist.

We are witnessing all of this coming together- the one-world religion,… Read more »

July 7, 2012 1:25 pm

I would never even think of joining the Apostate Church. Anyone who is a member unless they repent and leave will be joining the head of that church and all their members in the lake of fire. Think about that!!!


Stand in line. There are several other denominations who think they are the “one true church” too.

July 7, 2012 5:50 pm

Read the Holy Bible and the history of the Church very well before commenting.The body of Christ is not just injured from our sins but also from our comments against each other.