Catholic Popes are a huge part of the faith because they carry the message to our ears in such majestic ways. Pope John XXIII said, "There has already been enough warfare among men! Too many youths in the flower of life shed their blood already! Legions of the dead, all fallen in battle, dwell within this earth of ours. Their stern voices urge us all to return at once to harmony, unity and just peace." Pope Paul VII said, "The church needs to reflect on herself. She needs to feel the throb of her own life. She must learn to know herself better if she wishes to live her own proper vocation and to offer to the world her message of brotherhood and of salvation." Pope Innocent IV said, "Put on holiness as your breastplate, and it will enable you to love the Lord your God with all your heart and soul and strength, and your neighbor as yourself." Pope Clement XIII said, "Let us never be exhausted in a body or in spirit, for we are fellow workers with God. The Lord Jesus is with us always even to the end of time."
Are these words and quotations that you recognize? The Catholic Popes we have seen pass through history have held their positions for extended amounts of time for a reason! They are wise, they are intelligent, and the words of the Lord flow through them. They were called by God to be in the position they each held! Which Pope are you?