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Whoever wishes to be saved must, above all, keep the Catholic faith. For unless a person keeps this faith whole and entire, he will undoubtedly be lost forever. Creed of St Athanasius

Whoever wishes to be saved must, above all, keep the Catholic faith. For unless a person keeps this faith whole and entire, he will undoubtedly be lost forever. Creed of St Athanasius

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THE GREAT CATHOLIC TEACHING OF BONIFACE VIII, "UNAM SANCTUM"


It was the Pope of the Council of Florence, Eugene IV, who defined in his Bull, "Cantate Domino," on February 4, 1441, the same doctrine which Pope Boniface VIII infallibly taught in his encyclical "UNAM SANCTAM," and which every Pope had taught from the time of the Apostles.

"The most Holy Roman Church firmly believes, professes and preaches," Pope Eugene IV solemnly pronounced, "that none of those existing outside the Catholic Church, not only pagans, but also Jews and heretics (protestants) and schismatics, can have a share in life eternal; but that they will go into the eternal fire, ‘which was prepared for the devil and his angels,’ unless before death they are joined with her, and that so important is the unity of this ecclesiastical body that only those remaining within this unity can profit by the Sacraments of the Church unto salvation, and they alone can receive an eternal recompense for their fasts, their almsgiving, their other works of Christian piety, and the duties of a Christian soldier. 
No one, let his almsgiving be as great as it may, no one, even if he pour out his blood for the name of Christ, can be saved, unless he remain within the bosom and the unity of the Catholic Church."
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