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Recently, the Catholic Church canonized Popes John XXIII and John Paul II. What exactly does this mean?
Within Roman Catholicism, canonization is a decree that establishes the public veneration of an individual whose holy life makes the person worthy of God's special love. This decree is universal and obligatory for all Roman Catholics which means that members are to venerate those individuals who are now deemed as being saints by the church.
In order to qualify, a person must be deceased for 5 years and the church must find two miracles associated with the potential saint.
On this Crosstalk broadcast you'll also learn:
--Why Peter can't be the first Pope.
--Why the concept of popes is in violation of Scripture.
--Why anyone baptized into Christ is a saint.
--How we know God never instituted the papacy.
"Is prayer to saints / Mary biblical?"
"What are Christian saints according to the Bible?"
"What is beatification and canonization and are they biblical?"
"What does the Bible say about the pope / papacy?"
"What is the true gospel?"