12. THE QUESTION WAS Which of the following is TRUE about Anselm of Canterbury?
A. He was a Catholic priest
B. He was a Catholic monk
C. He was the Catholic Archbishop of Canterbury
D. He was a Catholic saint and Doctor of the Catholic Church
E. He fought schism (separation from the Catholic Church)
F. He testified to the supremacy of the Roman Pontiff
THE ANSWER WAS G .All of the above are true.
According to Catholic Encyclopedia: St. Anselm of Canterbury (1093-1109) testified to the supremacy of the Roman Pontiff in his writings (in Matthew 16) and by his acts. When pressed to surrender his right of appeal to Rome, he answered the king in court
You wish me to swear never, on any account, to appeal in England to Blessed Peter or his Vicar; this, I say, ought not to be commanded by you, who are a Christian, for to swear this is to abjure Blessed Peter; he who abjures Blessed Peter undoubtedly abjures Christ, who made him Prince over his Church. (St. Anselm)
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