Monday, May 09, 2005

The Pope speaks

Pope Benedict XVI was formally installed as Bishop of Rome in the Basilica of St. John Lateran on Saturday. Heretics and schismatics would not be pleased with some of his remarks:

The pope "must not proclaim his own ideas, but ever link himself and the church to obedience to the word of God, when faced with all attempts of adaptation or of watering down, as with all opportunism," Benedict said.

"The pope isn't an absolute sovereign, whose thoughts and desires are law," said the Holy Father. "On the contrary, the ministry of the pope is the guarantor of the obedience toward Christ and his word."

"Freedom to kill is not a true freedom but a tyranny that reduces the human being into slavery."

Long live Benedict! Long live Benedict!


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