The pope just said that following him on twitter takes time off of your stay in purgatory. Your church is an embarrassment.
<quoted text> God appointed Peter to head his church on earth. The Popes down the centuries are his successors.
"HE WHO HEARS YOU PETER HEARS ME".
Recap; God gave the Pope the authority to head his church and to make church decisions. His successors follow suit the way God intended and "the gates of hell will not prevail against it".
Catholic means universal btw.