Pope Benedict XVI conducts a blessing ceremony in Loreto on Oct. 4, 2012. Days prior to his resignation, the pope changed a section of the baptism rite text to read ‘Church of God’ instead of ‘Christian community.’ (ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/GettyImages)
Pope Benedict XVI conducts a blessing ceremony in Loreto on Oct. 4, 2012. Days prior to his resignation, the pope changed a section of the baptism rite text to read ‘Church of God’ instead of ‘Christian community.’
(ANDREAS SOLARO/AFP/GettyImages)

Pope Benedict: Holy Roman ‘Church of God’?

August 26, 2013  •  From theTrumpet.com
In one of his final papal decrees before resigning, Pope Benedict invoked the term ‘Church of God’ as solely applying to the Roman Church, which he claims is the only true church.
 

The Vatican news service Chiesa released a report Wednesday that announced a papal edict issued by Pope Benedict, only days prior to his resignation, on a change in the name of the Roman Catholic Church as mentioned in the text for the rite of baptism. Chiesa reported of Benedict that “He wanted ‘Church of God’ to be said instead of ‘Christian community.’ The order to change was issued a few days before his resignation. And it went into effect after the election of Francis” (August 22).

Though the change is only really coming to light now to the eyes of the Catholic public, it was originally published in Notitiae, the official bulletin of the governing body of the Roman Catholic Church, the dicastery, some time back.

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