subsistit in Ecclesia catholica

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subsistit in Ecclesia catholica

“Haec Ecclesia, in hoc mundo ut societas constituta et ordinata, subsistit in Ecclesia catholica, a successore Petri et Episcopis in eius communione gubernata”

“This Church constituted and organized in the world as a society, subsists in the Catholic Church, which is governed by the successor of Peter and by the Bishops in communion with him”
-Lumen Gentium, 8

subsist: “to exist,” from Latin subsistere

subsistere: To stay, tarry, abide, remain in a place, Esp. (late Lat.), to remain alive, To make a stand, i. e. to stand firm, hold out; to withstand, oppose, resist
-Lewis & Short Dictionary

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One Church

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One Church

“Christ the Lord founded one Church and one Church only. However, many Christian communions present themselves to men as the true inheritors of Jesus Christ; all indeed profess to be followers of the Lord but differ in mind and go their different ways, as if Christ Himself were divided. Such division openly contradicts the will of Christ, scandalizes the world, and damages the holy cause of preaching the Gospel to every creature.”

-Unitatis Redintegratio, 1

Blessed Peter

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Blessed Peter

“And in order that the episcopate itself might be one and undivided, He placed Blessed Peter over the other apostles, and instituted in him a permanent and visible source and foundation of unity of faith and communion. And all this teaching about the institution, the perpetuity, the meaning and reason for the sacred primacy of the Roman Pontiff and of his infallible magisterium, this Sacred Council again proposes to be firmly believed by all the faithful.”

-Lumen Gentium, 18