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Pope - History of the Popes
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Part of Pope:

1. Theological

2. History of the Popes

According to the Catholic faith, the papacy was instituted by Jesus Christ (for which it appeals in particular to Mt 16:16–18, 28:20; Lk 22: 31 f.; Jn 21:15—17 and to the tradition of faith…

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Georg Schwaiger, “Pope - History of the Popes”, in: Sacramentum Mundi Online, General Editor Karl Rahner, SJ. Consulted online on 05 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2016

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