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Unknown Writer

Papal Supremacy

“I also hear that an edit is published and is indeed final. Evidently the Supreme Pontiff, because he is the bishop of bishops, declares: I forgive the sins of adultery and fornication to those who have performed the penance.” (Unknown writer, likely referring to an edict by St. Pope Zephyrinus, fragment found in Tertullian’s De pudicita [c. A.D. 220-240])

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