We have a deeply entrenched Fallacy, in that many, many People think that the bishops and the pope are the ‘Church.’ As in the media saying ‘the church’ is not responding, etc. The correct statement would be ‘the concerned authorities,’ even the ‘church authorities,’ provided we remember that they are Not the church.
The bishops and the pope are NOT the ‘Church.’
Definitely they are Responsible for holding and teaching the Teachings of the Bible.
The Church SHOULD be taken as the Body of the Faithful, the Believers. Paul’s letters to the Ephesians and the Colossians should be
Proof enough of this.