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Where does the pope get his power?


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2008-02-19 01:04:01
2008-02-19 01:04:01

The pope derives his power from an unbroken succession of the line of bishops begining with Jesus telling Peter you are the rock upon which I build my church throughout history to today and Pope Benedict XVI.

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