The pope is the Bishop of Rome and, therefore, the leader of the worldwide
Catholic Church. .... They also cite the importance accorded to the Bishops of
Rome in the ... Alexandria had been a center...
Synopsis; Early Life and Education; Entering Priesthood; Becoming Pope; First ....
While he does not believe women should be ordained as priests, Francis ... "The
feminine genius is needed wherever we make important decisions," he said.
The Pope can only do so after listening to the People of God and discerning the
... dogmatic position, does not witness very convincingly to the presence of God ...
but working for an entirely different project of being church that we should be ...
Cardinals are bishops handpicked by the pope to become cardinals, when their
... The electors can vote for any other cardinal or any Catholic bishop, priest, ...
Dec 29, 2015 ... Catholic Online looks back on Pope Francis' year and lists the events that ... but
he has warned that it should not distract from what is truly important. 2. ... an
encyclical calling on the world to become better stewards of the environment. ...
that Pope Francis is a pastoral pope, and we would do well to follow i...
Mar 13, 2013 ... The duties of the pope, and what happens when the office is vacant. ... prominent
role and has become, as a result, much more exhausting in terms of its ... Around
important holidays, such as Easter, the pope delivers major ...
Popes in the Middle Ages became central figures of power and influence. During
this time many ... for the first crusade. He did this to assist the Byzantine Empire in
regaining old Christian areas. The most important of these was Jerusalem.
Oct 5, 2013 ... How did the Catholic Pope manage to become more powerful than ... most
important single factor empowering the Church and the Pope in Medieval Europe
: Originating in Europe, the divine-right theory can be traced to the ...
Dec 23, 2014 ... First of all he is not afraid to become involved with imperfect leaders in order to
negotiate something that is good for the people. Also, he does ...
As the first non-Italian pope in 455 years, John Paul became a spiritual ... that
Swiss-born Father Hans Kung can no longer teach as Catholic theologian.