Popes on Parade
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You are Peter (Kephas, the rock), and on this rock I will build my Church, and the very gates of hell will not overcome it. Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.
From the beginning it has been your custom to do good to all the brethren in many ways, and to send alms to many churches in every city... which your blessed Bishop Soter has not only preserved, but has even increased... consoling with blessed words the brethren who came to him, as a loving father his children.
We carry the burdens of all those who are heavily laden. For undoubtedly the blessed Apostle Peter carries these things in us and, we are sure, protects us in all things to do with his government, and watches over his heirs.
Rome was left undefended and Gaiseric got hold of it. The holy bishop Leo went forth to meet him outside the gates and his prayers, by God's help, so softened him that though all was in his power, as the city had been handed over to him, he refrained from fire and slaughter and punishment.
So great are the calamities and tribulations we suffer from the treachery of the Lombards ... no one could adequately describe them.
Under the pretence of being made a bishop, I have been brought back into the world.... [M]y most serene lord the emperor has ordered a monkey to become a lion. But while a lion it may be called at his command, a lion it cannot become.
He [Theodore I] was a lover of the poor, generous, the kindliest of men, and very compassionate.
In that same winter died the supreme Pontiff Hadrian, of holy memory, and when [Charlemagne] had ceased weeping for him, he asked that prayers be said by every Christian throughout his realm. ... [Charlemagne] ordered that his name be engraved on marble in golden letters, so that he might send it to adorn Pope Hadrain's tomb in Rome.
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