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A Quasi-Pope?

by Christopher Ferrara

Just we now accommodate an ambiguity even as to the nature of the papal office? Have we seen the emergence of the latest post-conciliar novelty in the Church: the quasi-Pope? The “retired Pope” who in some vague way remains a Pope of sorts? Does this make any more sense than “retired King”? Or is this just another way of signaling the rejection of the traditional teaching on the monarchical character of the papacy, which reflects the monarchical constitution of the universe itself?

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