Sunday, May 08, 2005

Excerpts from Pope Benedict's Homily Today at St. John Lateran

"The pope isn't an absolute sovereign, whose thoughts and desires are law. On the contrary, the ministry of the pope is the guarantor of the obedience toward Christ and his word."

The Pope "must not proclaim his own ideas, but ever link himself and the church to obedience to the word of God when faced with all attempts of adaptation or of watering down, as with all opportunism."

quoted from the Washington Post. Full text not yet posted on Vatican web site.