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18 Sep 2014 Vatican No comments

Curia reform advances as cardinals, minors protection group meet

Vatican City, Sep 18, 2014 / 04:09 am .- As Pope Francis' council of cardinals for curia reform gather this week in Rome, the newly-created Pontifical Commissio…

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26 Feb 2016 Europe News No comments

Oldest Catholic university in U.K. establishes Pope Benedict XVI Center approved by the Vatican

St Mary’s University Twickenham, a Catholic teacher training institution has setup a “Benedict XVI Center" for research into religion and social sciences. The n…

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30 Nov 2015 Middle East - Africa News No comments

Pope Francis urges Christians in Central Africa to drop their weapons and love more

Pope Francis yesterday marking his first visit in Central African Republic celebrated the 1st advent sunday mass in the Cathedral of Bangui where he opened the …

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22 Sep 2015 News Vatican No comments

Jesus sees dignity in all of us, Pope tells faithful in Holguin

The Pope addressed thousands of Cubans on the feast of St Matthew Celebrating the feast of St Matthew, a day he considers a turning point in his own journey …

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05 Nov 2016 News No comments

The hope of the Resurrection never fails us, says Pope

The feast of All Souls is a reminder of that hope, Francis says during cemetery visit Visiting a cemetery on the feast of All Souls can evoke feelings of loss …

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20 Sep 2016 News No comments

Mercy must be Vatican diplomats’ secret code, Pope says

Francis spent much of Saturday with 106 archbishops who represent him and the Vatican in countries around the world A nuncio is not simply a “diplomat in a (pr…

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01 Dec 2015 News Vatican No comments

First Film on Pope Francis to be shown at the Vatican Theatre

Chiamatemi Francesco , the first film on Pope Francis will be released on the 3rd December. A prescreening of the movie will be shown in the…

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24 Oct 2015 Articles No comments

Saint Gerard Majella (Patron Saint of Expectant Mothers) - Documentary

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrBHoTOMvRM Prayer to St. Gerard for Pregnancy St. Gerard, holy intercessor for mothers and babies, please pray for us during …

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18 Aug 2016 News No comments

French president meets Pope to thank him after terrorist attacks

Pope Francis has met privately at the Vatican with President Hollande Pope Francis met privately at the Vatican with French President Francois Hollande, who sa…

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Does papal infallibility mean the pope is perfect or inerrant?

Full Question

In what sense is the pope infallible? Does that mean that he is perfect or inerrant?

Answer

Papal infallibility means that the pope is protected from error when he “proclaims by a definitive act a doctrine pertaining to faith or morals” (CCC 891). This does not mean that he is impeccable (incapable of sin) or inerrant (incapable of error).











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