Stephan I…

…judges Francis’ idea on Grace

  • Whoever has been baptized immediately obtains the grace of Christ

‘But,’ he [Pope Stephan] says, ‘the name of Christ conduces greatly to faith and to the sanctification of baptism, so that whoever has been baptized anywhere in the name of Christ, at once obtains the grace of Christ.’ (Denzinger-Hünermann 111. Stephan I, Letter to the Bishops of Asia Minor, 256)