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Pope: Other Christians not true churches

Started by Unbeliever, July 11, 2007, 03:30:42 pm

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July 11, 2007, 03:30:42 pm Last Edit: July 11, 2007, 03:32:58 pm by Unbeliever

QuoteThe other communities "cannot be called 'churches' in the proper sense" because they do not have apostolic succession -- the ability to trace their bishops back to Christ's original apostles -- and therefore their priestly ordinations are not valid, it said.

I wonder where it says in the Bible that apostolic succession is necessary?
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