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Old 4th September 2018, 07:27 PM
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I agree that it is ok to send concern letters to the Pope asking for clarification or action. However, the attitude must always be in submission to the Holy Pontiff, not demanding, and whether he decides to respond or not is up to him for it is not our role to judge the Pope, only God judges the highest authority (per Unam Sanctam, also Fifth Lateran Council and many more Magisterial documents). Otherwise, when a person is not submissive to the Pope and thinks that he or she knows better than the Pope or that he or she is the "Pope" over the Pope, then that person is schismatic. The Holy Father, regardless of his sins and failings, is called a "Pope" for a reason, so our attitude should be as sons to fathers.

This is Jesus' Church, not the Pope's. The Pope has the task to be His principal representative in this visual world, the Vicar of Christ; therefore, he has a great responsibility in the Universal Church. Since our Church is divinely founded, She should not be treated as worldly matters or powers, such as governments are taken, but since our Church is a spiritual power, we rely in our duty to act in accordance to the faith and trusting that Christ takes care of His Bride, the Church, and knowing that He is truly present during these trials. Keeping always in mind:

[Ephesians]
{6:12} For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against principalities and powers, against the directors of this world of darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in high places.

As a Body, when a part of our Body suffers, other parts suffer too, so we can contribute to the healing of the suffering parts each according to our capacities, but not crossing the line (Eph 4:16).
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