Roman Catholic Church’s wish for an «ecclesiology of communion» in recognizing the establishment of the Petrine lineage of the Church of Rome.
Pope Benedict XVI reached out to Bartholomew I and the Eastern Church Monday in his annual letter to the Patriarch celebrating the Feast of St. Andrew. The message encouraged continued ecumenical talks towards unification of the churches of the East and West and «openness to the Holy Spirit» to guide them in the process.
The letter was delivered to the Ecumenical Patriarch of Istanbul, Bartholomew I, by way of a Papal delegation led by the President of the Pontifical Council for Christian Unity Cardinal Walter Kasper. The delegation concelebrated Mass with the Patriarch and gave him the letter in a ceremony afterwards.
«Our Churches have committed themselves sincerely over the last decades to pursuing the path towards the re-establishment of full communion, and although we have not yet reached our goal, many steps have been taken that have enabled us to deepen the bonds between us».
Pope Benedict XVI chose to reiterate the words that he had used while in Phanar, Turkey in 2006, to express his the Roman Catholic Church’s wish for an «ecclesiology of communion» in recognizing the establishment of the Petrine lineage of the Church of Rome. He wrote, «
It is a question of seeking together, inspired by the model of the first millennium, the forms in which the ministry of the Bishop of Rome may accomplish a service of love recognized by one and all».
Source: Catholic News Agency (CNA):
The Papal Church stands on two pillars:
That the Popes has a Biblical authority, because they are the successors of the Apostle Peter.
That Jesus is physically present in the blood and wine at the alter of Catholic Churches, to be crucified every day in a not bloody manner.
If these two pillars are false, than the Church of Rome is a complete falsehood.
The Bible says Paul went to Rome. Not Peter. When Paul wrote the Apostolic letter to the believers in Rome, Peter was not even mentioned. Strange if Peter was supposed to become the first Bishop of Rome.
Peter was apostle to the Jews, not the gentiles in the pagan Roman empire. He wrote on of his letter from the Kingdom of Parthia, in todays Iraq. This kingdom was full of Jews who did not go back to Jerusalem after the exile in Babylon. Since Paul went westwards to Rome, Peter was sent to the Jews in the East.
Peter wrote two letters. No of them is mentioning Rome with a single word.
Peter was a married man. If He was the first Bishop of Rome, the pope is a blunt sinner by denying all Catholic priests, Bishop and Cardinals their Biblical right to marry.
The Pope in Rome claims Biblical authority from a mortal man, still denying that the Bible is the true Word of God. The Roman Catholic Church breeds sin, by letting Papal doctrines, human made rules and tradition nullify the Word of God, found in the Holy Bible.
Martin Luther was right. The Papal system is a corrupt Church, and is ruled by the spirit of antichrist. There is no truth in this claim from the Pope.
Written by Ivar
First published: 3rd December 2009.