“But since We hold upon this earth the place of God Almighty…”

Pope Leo XIII:
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“Our thoughts went out towards the immense multitude of those who are strangers to the gladness that filled all Catholic hearts: some because they lie in absolute ignorance of the Gospel; others because they dissent from the Catholic belief, though they bear the name of Christians.  This thought has been, and is, a source of deep concern to Us; for it is impossible to think of such a large portion of mankind deviating, as it were, from the right path, as they move away from Us, and not experience a sentiment of innermost grief. But since We hold upon this earth the place of God Almighty…”

(Source: Praeclara Gratulationis Publicae—The Reunion of Christendom (Rome: 1894))

Source: https://www.worldslastchance.com/end-time-prophecy/appalling-papal-proclamations-straight-from-the-harlots-mouth.html

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5 thoughts on ““But since We hold upon this earth the place of God Almighty…””

    1. I am glad there are statements like this to find. So many have told me that the Pope does not see himself as God. If that’s true, then how is it that there are so many quotes like this?

  1. Meg, we have to find primary sources for papal statements and follow trails that get us into their world, their documented worldview. What I did was copy and paste the most noteworthy part of your quote and it took me the link below. This kind of thing helps us to find more documentation, to convince readers of the reality of what we know – that such claims were made. Here is the primary source for the one you used. I hope to read the encyclical, Lord willing. Many Catholics will likely have a ready answer to this evidence, such as, “That was just a way of speaking – they didn’t mean that to be taken literally! We live in different times!” Protestants and Evangelicals may react similarly.

    Praeclara Gratulationis Publicae
    The Reunion of Christendom
    Pope Leo XIII – June 20, 1894

    http://www.papalencyclicals.net/Leo13/l13praec.htm

    “. . .This thought has been, and is, a source of deep concern to Us; for it is impossible to think of such a large portion of mankind deviating, as it were, from the right path, as they move away from Us, and not experience a sentiment of innermost grief.

    “”But since We hold upon this earth the place of God Almighty, Who will have all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the Truth, and now that Our advanced age and the bitterness of anxious cares urge Us on towards the end common to every mortal, We feel drawn to follow the example of Our Redeemer and Master, Jesus Christ, Who, when about to return to Heaven, implored of God, His Father, in earnest Prayer, that His Disciples and followers should be of one mind and of one heart: I pray . . . that they all may be one, as Thou Father in Me, and I in Thee: that they also may be one in Us. And as this Divine Prayer and Supplication does not include only the souls who then believed in Jesus Christ, but also every one of those who were henceforth to believe in Him, this Prayer holds out to Us no indifferent reason for confidently expressing Our hopes, and for making all possible endeavors in order that the men of every race and clime should be called and moved to embrace the Unity of Divine Faith. . .”

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