What is the Papacy?

Pope in Crowd

Matthew’s gospel ends with Jesus saying: “I am with you always until the end of the world” (28:20b). The apostles believed that the risen Lord would never leave them without guidance. The Church was to be indestructible because Jesus said to Peter:

“Upon this rock I shall build my Church. The gates of hell shall not prevail against it” (Mt. 16:18). Continue reading