Was Julian the Apostate the last Roman ruler who tried to rid the Western world of Christianity?
Julian the Caesar Augustus after Constantine, tried to reverse Constantine’s approval of Christianity, by restoring the temples of the old Gods and stripping lands the Christian priests owned. As a result the Catholic countries, Rome, Milan, Florence, Sicily to name a few, now had no protection from the State and as a result had to form their own Armies. In the case of Rome the pope would generally appoint a relative as a Cardinal and put him in charge of the army (Not all Cardinals were priests then). However the pope now had to adopt the position as a King which meant he had to wheel and deal into politics and go to war in order to protect Rome. Remember Italy did not become a country until the 1800’s Still no pope ever tampered with the deposit of faith.
The Vatican Council (1869), which defined Papal infallibility & Perpetual successors in the Papacy, makes it clear by the Church that there can never be a break in the line of successors of Peter (and there never has been beyond death or resignation). Also under Infallibility in the 1912 Catholic Encyclopedia it states “…were a pope to become a public heretic, i. e., were he PUBLICLY and OFFICIALLY to teach some doctrine clearly opposed to what has been defined as de fide catholic. But in this case many theologians hold that NO formal sentence of deposition would be required; as by becoming a PUBLIC (meaning formal) HERETIC the POPE would ipso facto CEASE to be POPE. This however, is a hypothetical case which has NEVER ( up untill 1912) actually occurred; even the case of Pope Honorius, were it proved that he taught the Monothelite heresy, would not be a case in point.” pg.799
So in the current issue with the Vatican II Council and these Popes, starting with Paul VI, who by signing the heretical doctrinal and pastoral decrees became unofficially a Public Formal Heretic. He became officially a Public Formal Heretic on November 19, 1969 when he publicly denounced the Cardinal “Ottaviani Intervention.” and I might add all and everyone else who pleaded for him to stop. And if this isn’t enough my friends, these same people added in their attack of the DEPOSIT OF FAITH by corrupting the SACRAMENTS and the HOLY BIBLE by even going so far as to question the Virginity of the Blessed Virgin Mary..
Paul VI became the first pope in Church history to break Infallibility and as a result became the, “The Man of Sin,” who St. Paul refers to which brought us into the “Great Apostasy,” All other Bishops who take his place are now all the AntiChrists of the Bible, which also breaks the line of perpetuity in the line of popes which in turn concludes with the Second Coming of Christ. There is no other TRUTH then this. Those Traditional Catholics who are preaching restoration or say these V-2 popes are still popes are misleading and dividing the faithful. My the lord have mercy on their souls.