A lot of folk commented during the Holy Father’s visit that “Catholics treat the Pope like God.”
Noooo…. not exactly. As Pastor Pearce pointed out to an evangelical friend recently, we treat him like St Peter.
The difference was obvious at the Vigil in Randwick Saturday week ago. When the Pope came on stage, there was yelling and jumping and screaming and singing and chanting of “Benedetto!”
When the Blessed Sacrament (= the real presence of our Lord Jesus Christ, God Incarnate) was exposed for adoration, there 200,000 present fell on their knees and there was absolute silence.