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Divinity Awakened

Those who study the Cao Đài Religion may find an intriguing fact that two Popes seemed to be taking the same role at the start. This arrangement was an exception rather than the norm. The Divine Pope Li Po would like to have a visible presence on earth and to be assisted with matters in the visible realm. An Acting Pope was therefore selected among the first high dignitaries. Since then, no other soul has been deemed deserving of the lofty role.

The One and Only Acting Pope

This section was based on the accounts of three authors - the former Sacerdotal Council (1973), Tran (1974), and Huynh (2016).

Lê Văn Trung was born into a farmer