Pope: Other Christian Denominations Not True Churches
LORENZAGO DI CADORE, Italy — For the second time in a week, Pope Benedict XVI has corrected what he says are erroneous interpretations of the Second Vatican Council, reasserting the primacy of the Roman Catholic Church and saying other Christian communities were either defective or not true churches.
Benedict approved a document released Tuesday from his old office, the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, which repeated church teaching on Catholic relations with other Christians.
Quite the statement. It does go a long way towards explaining why every church I've attended since I left the Catholic Church has had a membership of about 80% former Catholics. The Truth is found in reading the Bible, and the Truth (Jesus) will set you free. You do not need a priest, bishop, cardinal, or pope, standing in as a mediary between you and our God.