By Bro. Michael Dimond, O.S.B.
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Benedict XVI, Address, Oct. 30, 2006: “I am also pleased to address my thoughts and good wishes to His Beatitude Christodoulos, Archbishop of Athens and All Greece: I ask the Lord to sustain his farsightedness and prudence in carrying the demanding service that the Lord has entrusted to his care. Through him I wish to greet with deep affection the holy synod of the Orthodox Church of Greece and the faithful whom it serves lovingly and with apostolic dedication.”
Here Benedict XVI says that Christodoulos, the schismatic, non-Catholic bishop in Greece, has authority over all of Greece! (He also made this statement, that the schismatic has authority over all of Greece, in a common declaration with the same schismatic on Dec. 14, 2006.) He also indicates that the schismatics are the “faithful” and that the Lord entrusted the schismatic bishop with a “demanding service.” All of this is an utter rejection of Catholic dogmatic teaching on the unity of the Church.
Pope Leo XIII, Satis Cognitum (#15), June 29, 1896 – Bishops Separated from Peter and his Successors Lose All Jurisdiction: “From this it must be clearly understood that Bishops are deprived of the right and power of ruling, if they deliberately secede from Peter and his successors; because, by this secession, they are separated from the foundation on which the whole edifice must rest. They are therefore outside the edifice itself; and for this very reason they are separated from the fold, whose leader is the Chief Pastor; they are exiled from that Kingdom, the keys of which were given by Christ to Peter alone… No one, therefore, unless in communion with Peter can share in his authority, since it is absurd to imagine that he who is outside can command in the Church.”
 L’Osservatore Romano, Nov. 15, 2006, p. 5.
 L’Osservatore Romano, Jan. 3, 2007, p. 15.