Paul IV…

…judges Francis’ idea on ‘diversified unity’

  • Many presume to profess different heresies and by their example lead many away to the destruction of their souls

Since the depravity and iniquity of certain men have reached such a point in our time that, of those who wander and deviate from the Catholic faith, very many indeed not only presume to profess different heresies but also to deny the foundations of the faith itself, and by their example lead many away to the destruction of their souls, we, in accord with our pastoral office and charity, desiring, in so far as we are able with God, to call such men away from so grave and destructive an error, and with paternal severity to warn the rest, lest they fall into such impiety, all and each who have hitherto asserted, claimed or believed that Almighty God was not three in persons and of an entirely uncomposed and undivided unity of substance and one single simple essence of divinity; or that our Lord is not true God of the same substance in every way with the Father and the Holy Spirit […] on the part of the omnipotent God the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit, with apostolic authority we demand and advise, etc. (Denzinger-Hünermann 1880. Paul IV Constitution Cum quorundam, August 7, 1555)

…judges Francis’ prayer in the ecumenical and interreligious Meeting in Sarajevo

  • Many dare to deny the foundations of the faith with their example

Since the depravity and iniquity of certain men have reached such a point in our time that, of those who wander and deviate from the Catholic faith, very many indeed not only presume to profess different heresies but also to deny the foundations of the faith itself, and by their example lead many away to the destruction of their souls, we, in accord with our pastoral office and charity, desiring, in so far as we are able with God, to call such men away from so grave and destructive an error, and with paternal severity to warn the rest, lest they fall into such impiety, [desiring to] warn all those and each individually who have up until now asserted, taught, or believed that the almighty God is not three in Persons and entirely simple and undivided in the unity of substance and one in the unique simple essence of divinity, or that our Lord is not true God and of the same substance in every way with the Father and the Holy Spirit; […] We demand and warn on behalf of the Almighty God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, and by apostolic authority. (Denzinger-Hünermann 1880. Paul IV, Constitution Cum Quorumdam hominum, August 7, 1555)