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Saint John Paul II imitated these popes

Pius X:

Infidels are those who have not been baptised and do not believe in Jesus Christ, because they either believe in and worship false gods as idolaters do, or though admitting one true God, they do not believe in the Messiah, neither as already come in the Person of Jesus Christ, nor as to come; for instance, Mohammedans and the like.

Source of text: CATECHISM OF SAINT PIUS X: The Ninth Article of the Creed, Those Outside the Communion of Saints, 12 Q. Who are infidels?; sensusfidelium.us/…/the-ninth-artic…

Pius XI:

72. But in this battle joined by the powers of darkness against the very idea of Divinity, it is Our fond hope that, besides the host which glories in the name of Christ, all those - and they comprise the overwhelming majority of mankind, who still believe in God and pay Him homage may take a decisive part.

Source of text: Encyclical "Divini Redemtoris" 72; www.vatican.va/…/hf_p-xi_enc_193…

Pius XII:

16. Nor can We pass over in silence the profound impression of heartfelt gratitude made on Us by the good wishes of those who, though not belonging to the visible body of the Catholic Church, have given noble and sincere expression to their appreciation of all that unites them to Us in love for the Person of Christ or in belief in God. We wish to express Our gratitude to them all. We entrust them one and all to the protection and to the guidance of the Lord and We assure them solemnly that one thought only fills Our mind: to imitate the example of the Good Shepherd in order to bring true happiness to all men: "that they may have life, and may have it more abundantly" (Saint John x. 10).

Source of text: Encykclical "Summi Pontificatus" 16; www.vatican.va/…/hf_p-xii_enc_20…

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Pius XI:

But in this battle joined by the powers of darkness against the very idea of Divinity, it is Our fond hope that, besides the host which glories in the name of Christ, all those - and they comprise the overwhelming majority of mankind, - who still believe in God and pay Him homage may take a decisive part.

Source of text: Encyclical "Divini Redemtoris" 72; www.vatican.va/…/hf_p-xi_…More
Pius XI:

But in this battle joined by the powers of darkness against the very idea of Divinity, it is Our fond hope that, besides the host which glories in the name of Christ, all those - and they comprise the overwhelming majority of mankind, - who still believe in God and pay Him homage may take a decisive part.

Source of text: Encyclical "Divini Redemtoris" 72; www.vatican.va/…/hf_p-xi_enc_193…
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Who did Pius XI write about: comprise the overwhelming majority of mankind, - who still believe in God and pay Him homage?
joseph333333
?? I think it is reprehensible to kiss a book containing blasphemie, vile acts and outright diabolical statements. Are we so far gone, we can't see this anymore? This was of course are purely rhetorical question.
eticacasanova
There are mitakes in the quotations: Pius X, Catechism, n. 227; Redemptoris Humanus, 75; Summi Pontificatus, 11. There You go...
mattsixteen24
No. There is no salvation outside the Catholic Church and that is dogma.
eticacasanova
@mattsixteen24 The thing is who actually belongs to the Church. Of course, Christ is the only one unique sole Savior, and the Church is the means He established for that end. But read this passage of the City of God carefully:

Chapter 35.— Of the Sons of the Church Who are Hidden Among the Wicked, and of False Christians Within the Church.

Let these and similar answers (if any fuller and fitte…More
@mattsixteen24 The thing is who actually belongs to the Church. Of course, Christ is the only one unique sole Savior, and the Church is the means He established for that end. But read this passage of the City of God carefully:

Chapter 35.— Of the Sons of the Church Who are Hidden Among the Wicked, and of False Christians Within the Church.

Let these and similar answers (if any fuller and fitter answers can be found) be given to their enemies by the redeemed family of the Lord Christ, and by the pilgrim city of King Christ. But let this city bear in mind, that among her enemies lie hidden those who are destined to be fellow citizens, that she may not think it a fruitless labor to bear what they inflict as enemies until they become confessors of the faith. So, too, as long as she is a stranger in the world, the city of God has in her communion, and bound to her by the sacraments, some who shall not eternally dwell in the lot of the saints. Of these, some are not now recognized; others declare themselves, and do not hesitate to make common cause with our enemies in murmuring against God, whose sacramental badge they wear. These men you may today see thronging the churches with us, tomorrow crowding the theatres with the godless. But we have the less reason to despair of the reclamation even of such persons, if among our most declared enemies there are now some, unknown to themselves, who are destined to become our friends. In truth, these two cities are entangled together in this world, and intermixed until the last judgment effects their separation. I now proceed to speak, as God shall help me, of the rise, progress, and end of these two cities; and what I write, I write for the glory of the city of God, that, being placed in comparison with the other, it may shine with a brighter lustre.

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Pattfm
"that among her enemies lie hidden those who are destined to be fellow citizens, that she may not think it a fruitless labor to bear what they inflict as enemies until they become confessors of the faith."
"Of the Sons of the Church" (by destiny) "Who are Hidden Among the Wicked, and of False Christians Within the Church."
Because without faith it is impossible to please God.
mattsixteen24
@eticacasanova those who belong to the Church on earth are Catholics in a state of grace, the church militant.

Potentential Church members don't count as Church members since we do not live in the future nor can we predict the future.

Those are just truths. These truths do not imply that those outside the Church should not join the Church like liberals would have many believe. On the contrary,…More
@eticacasanova those who belong to the Church on earth are Catholics in a state of grace, the church militant.

Potentential Church members don't count as Church members since we do not live in the future nor can we predict the future.

Those are just truths. These truths do not imply that those outside the Church should not join the Church like liberals would have many believe. On the contrary, it should motivate them to join the Church or they will have no chance. Fear is the beginning of wisdom.