He that knowledgeth not himself to be under the bishop of Rome, and that the bishop of Rome is ordained by God to have primacy over all the world, is an heretic, and cannot be saved, nor is not of the flock of Christ.
All the decrees of the bishop of Rome ought to be kept perpetually of every man, without any repugnance, as God’s word spoken by the mouth of Peter; and whosoever doth not receive them, neither availeth them the catholic faith, nor the four evangelists, but they blaspheme the Holy Ghost, and shall have no forgiveness.
All kings, bishops, and noblemen, that believe or suffer the bishop of Rome’s decrees in any thing to be violate, be accursed, and for ever culpable before God, as transgressors of the catholic faith.
The bishop of Rome hath authority to judge all men, and specially to discern the articles of the faith, and that without any council, and may assoil them that the council hath damned; but no man hath authority to judge him, nor to meddle with any thing that he hath judged, neither emperor, king, people, nor the clergy: and it is not lawful for any man to dispute of his power.
The bishop of Rome may excommunicate emperors and princes, depose them from their states, and assoil their subjects from their oath and obedience to them, and so constrain them to rebellion.
The bishop of Rome may be judged of none but of God only; for although he neither regard his own salvation, nor no man’s else, but draw down with himself innumerable people by heaps unto hell; yet may no mortal man in this world presume to reprehend him : forsomuch as he is called God, he may be judged of no man; for God may be judged of no man.
The bishop of Rome may open and shut heaven unto men.
He that maketh a lye to the bishop of Rome committeth sacrilege.
The bishop of Rome is judge in temporal things, and hath two swords, spiritual and temporal.
The bishop of Rome may give authority to arrest men, and imprison them in manacles and fetters.
All manner of causes, whatsoever they be, spiritual or temporal, ought to be determined and judged by the clergy.
And the bishop of Rome may compel by an oath, all rulers and other people, to observe, and cause to be observed, whatsoever the see of Rome shall ordain concerning heresy, and the fautors thereof; and who will not obey, he may deprive them of their dignities.
We obtain remission of sin, by observing of certain feasts, and certain pilgrimages in the jubilee and other prescribed times, by virtue of the bishop of Rome’s pardons.
He is no man-slayer that slayeth a man which is excommunicate.
A penitent person can have no remission of his sin, but by supplication of the priests.
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