[quote:37p27lx1]But it is incorrect to say that his office is man-made. Christ himself instituted this office.[/quote:37p27lx1]
It would be incorrect to say that his office is “only” man-made. Christ was fully man and fully God. But your point stands, of course.
[quote:37p27lx1]Jesus is the mediator, not some idol called the pope.[/quote:37p27lx1]
For the pope to be an idol, would not someone have to worship him? I have never heard of anyone worshipping the pope, nor have I ever encountered Catholic teaching that pits the pope against Christ.