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20 Answers: The Papacy

by Jim Blackburn

Upon this Rock

  • Where is a “pope” mentioned in the Bible?
  • Why do we need a mere man to lead the Church—can’t we all just follow Jesus?
  • Did the early Christians recognize that Peter and his successors possessed special authority?
  • What do Catholics mean when they say the pope is “infallible”? Haven’t there been many bad and sinful popes throughout history?

In 20 Answers: The Papacy you’ll find smart, solid answers to these questions and many more. 20 Answers: The Papacy examines the evidence for the Petrine office found in Scripture, early Christian writings, and the Church’s long practice. It explains in clear and friendly language how the papacy is not only biblical and historical, but essentialfor preserving Christian unity of belief.

The 20 Answers series from Catholic Answers offers hard facts, compelling arguments, and clear explanations of the most important topics facing the Church and the world—all in a compact, easy-to-read package.  

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