role of pope is the head of the Catholic Church and the Bishop of Rome. The pope is also the head of the sovereign city-state, Vatican City.What this means on a daily basis is that the pope has duties both political and religious. The pope meets with heads of state and maintains diplomatic relationships with more than 100 nations. He conducts liturgies, appoints new bishops and travels.He doesn't, however, work like a corporate CEO, dipping into the local and daily workings of regional parishes, Briel said."He's looking at a very broad overview of the universal church, the church as a whole," he said. A typical day starts early, with a private mass attended by household staff, Briel said. After breakfast, the morning might be spent writing epistles, or formal communications, as well as other works of religious scholarship. Much of the rest of the day is likely to be spent in meetings with bishops and political leaders from around the world.The pope also ministers directly to the faithful, greeting pilgrims at General Audiences, which usually attract between several thousand and tens of thousands of people He also travels around the world, conducting masses
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a pope I know it's something to do with religion but I think that there like one of the higher ranks in a church I've never gone to sunday church before LOL if you want more info on the subject go to this webpage http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_is_the_purpose_of_the_Pope god dang it....I took two long to post and someone's already came up with an awesome answer
As the successor to St. Peter, the pope's role is to be an earthly father to the people of God (The word pope means "father.") He is also the shepherd appointed by the greatest Shepherd of them all - Jesus (Jn 21:15-17). As Peter led the apostolic college, so his successor, the pope, leads the episcopal college of bishops (Catechism 880). In this capacity, he confirms his brother bishops and the priests in Faith (Lk 22:32), and works with them to spread the Gospel and to pastor the flock of God (Mt 28:18-20; 1 Pt 5:1-3; Catechism 882). The document Lumen Gentium of the Second Vatican council (1962-1965), speaks of the pope's role as the Church's "principle of unity." This means that he has "full, supreme, and universal power over the whole Church" as the successor of St. Peter and head of the college of bishops (Lumen Gentium 22; Catechusm 882). The pope protects the deposit of faith given to the Church two thousand years ago by Jesus. He does not make new doctrine, nor can he change a doctrine to mean something different from what it meant in the past (Catechism 891). His role is to pass on the faith to the Church (Jude 3).