Is the Pope the Antichrist? How is the threefold office of prophet, priest, and king applied in a Roman Catholic context? How do we as Protestants engage Roman Catholics with the authority of the Bible? How should we interpret Matthew 16:18 and the idea of papal succession? How does a Roman Catholics view Mary and how should Protestants respond?
In this episode of the Credo podcast, Matthew Barrett talks with Leonardo De Chirico about Roman Catholicism, the papacy, and Mary.
Leonardo De Chirico (PhD, King’s College) is the pastor of Breccia di Roma, a church that he helped plant in Rome in 2009, and Vice Chairman of the Italian Evangelical Alliance. He earned degrees in history (University of Bologna), theology (ETCW, Bridgend, Wales) and bioethics (University of Padova). In 2015, he published A Christian Pocket Guide to Papacy through Christian Focus. He is a lecturer of historical theology at Istituto di Formazione Evangelica e Documentazione in Padova, Italy and is the director of the Reformanda Initiative, which aims to equip evangelical leaders to better understand and engage with Roman Catholicism.