TFI #40

40. Why do we call it a college of bishops and not a federation of bishops?

They were called as one.  The bishops together as a college teach infallibly.  Without the Pope, there is no College of Bishops.  Each individual bishop can go astray.  A federation is a group of equals working collaboratively.  They do not speak with one voice as in the case of the College.

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