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|The Scalabrinian Congregations|
The Missionary Fathers and Brothers of St. Charles
The Missionary Sisters of St. Charles
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2. THE POPE
The Church is founded on the rock of Peter, vicar of the love of the Crucified One, the "Holy Father," to whom we owe filial devotion, consisting of filial love, reverence, openness, obedience, loyalty, and courage in the defense of his honor and his rights.
Christians are united with the Pope in heart, mind and spirit, convinced, as they are, that they can reach God only through Jesus Christ, that they cannot be with Jesus Christ if they are not with the Church, and that they do not belong to the Church if they are not in communion of faith and love with the Pope. He who listens to the Pope, listens to Christ: "our eternal salvation depends on our union with the Pope."