Clement VI…

…judges Francis’ idea on conversion of the papacy

  • All the Roman Pontiffs have the same plenitude in the jurisdiction of power as blessed Peter himself received from our Lord Jesus Christ

All the Roman Pontiffs, who succeeding blessed Peter have entered canonically and will enter canonically, have succeeded blessed Peter the Roman Pontiff and will succeed in the same plenitude in the jurisdiction of power over the complete and universal body of the militant church which blessed Peter himself received from our Lord Jesus Christ. (Denzinger- Hünermann 1053. Clement VI, from the letter Super quibusdam, to the Consolator, the Catholicon of the Armenians, September 29, 1351)

…judges Francis’ idea on a horizontal Church

  • No Apostle except Peter received fullest power over all Christians

Blessed Peter received complete power of jurisdiction over all faithful Christians from our Lord Jesus Christ; and that every power of jurisdiction, which in certain lands and provinces and in different parts of the world especially and particularly Jude Thaddeus and the other Apostles had, was completely subject to the authority and power which blessed Peter received from our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, over whomsoever are believers in Christ in all parts of the world, and that no apostle or any other one whosoever received that very complete power over all Christians except Peter alone. (Denzinger-Hünermann 1052. Clement VI. Letter Super quibusdam to Mekhithar the Catholicon of the Armenians, September 29, 1351)

  • The Roman Pontiff has power over the complete and universal body of the Church militant

The Roman Pontiffs who have been and we who now are the Roman Pontiff and, those who in future will be successively as legitimate vicars of Christ and full of power in the highest degree, have received immediately from Christ Himself over the complete and universal body of the church militant, every jurisdiction of power which Christ as fitting head had in human life. (Denzinger-Hünermann 1054. Clement VI. Letter Super quibusdam to the Consolator, the Catholicon of the Armenians, September 29, 1351)

…judges Francis’ words in his first appearance

  • Those who have succeeded blessed Peter hold the same power over the complete and universal body of the church

All the Roman Pontiffs, who succeeding blessed Peter have entered canonically and will enter canonically, have succeeded blessed Peter the Roman Pontiff and will succeed in the same plentitude in the jurisdiction of power over the complete and universal body of the militant church which blessed Peter himself received from our Lord Jesus Christ. (Denzinger-Hünermann 1053. Clement VI. Letter Super quibusdam to the Consolator, the Catholicon of the Armenians, September 20, 1351)

…judges Francis’ idea that the Pope should not judge

  • The Roman Pontiff may judge all and be judged by no one

In the third place, if you and the Armenians subject to you have believed and do believe that the Roman Pontiffs who have been and we who now are the Roman Pontiff and, those who in future will be successively as legitimate vicars of Christ and full of power in the highest degree, have received immediately from Christ Himself over the complete and universal body of the church militant, every jurisdiction of power which Christ as fitting head had in human life. In the fourth place, if you have believed and now believe that all the Roman Pontiffs who have been and we who are, and others who will be in the future from the plentitude of past power and authority have been able, are able, and will be able directly by our own power and theirs both to judge all those subject to our jurisdiction and theirs, and to establish and delegate ecclesiastical judges to judge whomsoever we wish. In the fifth place, if you have believed and now believe that to such an extent has been, is, and will be both pre-eminent authority together with juridical power of the Roman Pontiffs who have been, of us who are, and of those who in future will be, has been, is, and will be so extensive, that by no one have they been, can we be, or will they in the future be able to be judged; but they have been, we are, and they will be reserved for judgment by God alone; and that from our sentences and judgments it has not been possible nor will it be possible for an appeal to be made to any judges. (Denzinger-Hünermann 1054-1056. Clement VI – letter Super quisbusdam, to the Consolator, the Catholicon of the Armenians, September 20, 1351)

…judges Francis’ idea on all being saved

  • No one may be saved outside of obedience to the Popes

In the second place, we ask whether you and the Armenians obedient to you believe that no man of the wayfarers outside the faith of this Church, and outside the obedience of the Pope of Rome, can finally be saved. (Denzinger-Hünermann 1051. Clement VI. From the letter Super quisbusdam to the Consolator, the Catholicon of the Armenians, September 20, 1351)

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