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To: Polycarp
13. You have to be Catholic to become Pope.

Answer: While this has been true in the past, the Fourth Secret of Fatima speaks of a Fisherman Pope who comes to Rome with a wife and kids.
3 posted on 06/05/2003 3:23:45 PM PDT by drstevej
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To: drstevej
CCC: The sacramental bond of the unity of Christians

1271 Baptism constitutes the foundation of communion among all Christians, including those who are not yet in full communion with the Catholic Church: "For men who believe in Christ and have been properly baptized are put in some, though imperfect, communion with the Catholic Church. Justified by faith in Baptism, [they] are incorporated into Christ; they therefore have a right to be called Christians, and with good reason are accepted as brothers by the children of the Catholic Church."[80] "Baptism therefore constitutes the sacramental bond of unity existing among all who through it are reborn."[81]

(If you're baptized, you're Catholic. You just don't know it ;-)

4 posted on 06/05/2003 4:22:11 PM PDT by Polycarp (I hereby Declare Today is National CKCAer day! (Catholic Kooks and Cranks of America, UNITE!))
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To: drstevej
A fly fisherman?
26 posted on 06/05/2003 6:06:55 PM PDT by ventana
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