Nicholas I…

…judges Francis’ idea on conversion of the papacy

  • The privileges of the Roman Church built on Blessed Peter by the word of Christ can by no means be diminished

[…] especially since the privileges of the Roman Church, built on Blessed Peter by the word of Christ, deposited in the Church herself, observed in ancient times and celebrated by the sacred universal Synods, and venerated jointly by the entire Church, can by no means be diminished, by no means infringed upon, by no means changed; for the foundation which God has established, no human effort has the power to destroy and what God has determined, remains firm and strong. . . . Thus the privileges granted to this holy Church by Christ, not given by the Synod, but now only celebrated and venerated. (Denzinger-Hünermann 640. Nicholas I, from epistle Proposueramus quidem to Michael the Emperor, 865)

…judges Francis’ idea on the Pope

  • Nothing and no one may alter the privileges conferred by Christ to Peter

Furthermore if you have not heard us, it remains for you to be with us of necessity, such as our Lord Jesus Christ has commanded those to be considered, who disdained to hear the Church of God, especially since the privileges of the Roman Church, built on Blessed Peter by the word of Christ, deposited in the Church herself, observed in ancient times and celebrated by the sacred universal Synods, and venerated jointly by the entire Church, can by no means be diminished, by no means infringed upon, by no means changed; for the foundation which God has established, no human effort has the power to destroy and what God has determined, remains firm and strong. . . . Thus the privileges granted to this holy Church by Christ, not given by the Synod, but now only celebrated and venerated. . . . (Denzinger-Hünermann 640, Epistle Proposueramus quidem of Nicholas I to Michael the Emperor, September 28, 865)

…judges Francis’ idea of the Roman Curia

  • Nothing and no one may alter the privileges established by Christ

Furthermore if you have not heard us, it remains for you to be with us of necessity, such as our Lord Jesus Christ has commanded those to be considered, who disdained to hear the Church of God, especially since the privileges of the Roman Church, built on Blessed Peter by the word of Christ, deposited in the Church herself, observed in ancient times and celebrated by the sacred universal Synods, and venerated jointly by the entire Church, can by no means be diminished, by no means infringed upon, by no means changed; for the foundation which God has established, no human effort has the power to destroy and what God has determined, remains firm and strong … Thus the privileges granted to this holy Church by Christ, not given by the Synod, but now only celebrated and venerated… They oblige and impel us to have ‘anxiety for all the churches’ (2Cor 11:28). (Denzinger-Hünermann 640. Nicholas I, Letter Prosueramus Quidem, to Emperor Michael, September 28, 865)

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