FTA: Many Catholics do not know what their own church teaches. When I confronted a gentleman (who had graduated with a Master’s Degree at a Catholic college) about the Pope being Christ on earth, he replied, “Get your facts straight before coming up with such nonsense.” So, without further adieu, let the Catholic Church speak for itself on this matter. The following are from their own published works.
“The Roman Pontiff judges all men, but is judged by no one. We declare, assert, define and pronounce: to be subject to the Roman Pontiff is to every human creature necessary for salvation that which was spoken of Christ ‘thou has subdued all things under his feet’ may well seem verified in me… I have the authority of the King of Kings. I am all in all and above all, so that God himself and I, the vicar of God, are one, and I am able to do all that God can do.” Bull Unam Sanctam, issued by Pope Boniface VIII.