In a recent address to more than 33,000 of his faithful followers, Pope Francis declared:
|Former Pope Benedict address a gathering at St. Peter's Basilica|
"There are those who believe they can maintain a personal, direct and immediate relationship with Jesus Christ outside the communion and the mediation of the Church. These are dangerous and harmful temptations. These are, as the great Paul VI said, absurd dichotomies....let us ask the Lord, through the intercession of the Virgin Mary, Mother of the Church, for the grace never to fall into the temptation of thinking we can make it without the others, that we can get along without the Church". Noteworthy words indeed.
This is his church's claim which he passionately embraces. It is its dogma that led to the slaughter of more than 50 million souls during the Dark Ages. Don't be deceived. Despite widespread media coverage to the contrary, his church has not changed. It also claims that it is the church that Christ established on earth. But the Bible reveals quite differently, as it its teachings are diametrically opposite to what the Roman church espouses. I invite you to weigh the evidence.