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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hierarchy_of_the_Catholic_Church

The hierarchy of the Catholic Church consists of its bishops, priests, and deacons . In the ... The Pope himself is a bishop (the bishop of Rome) and traditionally uses the title ..... The other cardinals have the rank either of Cardinal Priest or Cardinal ... equivalent position in Eastern Orthodoxy is an exarch holding authority over ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papal_primacy

Papal primacy, also known as the primacy of the Bishop of Rome, is an ecclesiastical doctrine concerning the respect and authority that is due to the pope from other bishops and their episcopal sees. ..... When Pope Leo X refused to support Luther's position, Luther claimed belief in an "invisible church" and called the pope ...

www.answers.com/Q/What_is_a_government_by_a_pope_position_rank_or_authority_of_a_pope

What are the ranks of Pope? ... The Pope is the Bishop of Rome, thus the worldwide leader of the Catholic church. Edit ... What authority does the pope have?

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The pope is considered the highest ecclesiastical power of the Roman Catholic Church, and God's representative on earth. He has full control over the diocese ...

www.bible.ca/catholic-church-hierarchy-organization.htm

Click to View. Roman Catholic Organization today: 1 Pope Click to View ... is the only local church in the world to have all three levels of authority: World head, ... Bishop per diocese, although he may be assisted by other bishops who rank below ... of a Cardinal, is a cabinet member in the British or Canadian Government.

classroom.synonym.com/the-rank-of-officials-in-the-catholic-church-12086461.html

The Vatican is home to the Pope, the leader of the Catholic Church. ... Rome, resides in the Vatican and is the highest earthly authority in the Catholic hierarchy. ... control over matters of morality, faith, discipline and government in the Catholic Church. ... Additionally, he holds a vital position on the College of Bishops, which ...

www.britannica.com/topic/papacy

papacy: The office and jurisdiction of the bishop of Rome, the pope (Latin papa, from ... who presides over the central government of the Roman Catholic Church, the... ... Peter received this authority, according to the theory, when Jesus referred to him ... The Roman position of honour was challenged in the middle of the 3rd ...

blogs.spectator.co.uk/2015/10/pope-francis-is-now-effectively-at-war-with-the-vatican-if-he-wins-the-catholic-church-could-fall-apart

Oct 18, 2015 ... Pope Francis yesterday gave an address to the profoundly divided Synod on ... Sarah is Prefect of the Congregation for Divine Worship and therefore a top- ranking curial cardinal. ..... That is the Magisterium, the Teaching Authority of the Church. ... Tory MPs threaten to rebel and vote for government policy.

en.wikisource.org/wiki/The_Pope_and_the_Council

Oct 29, 2015 ... The position of Pope Leo, though he was not present, is evidently a very high .... These, who number many of the younger clergy among their ranks, and who ... We know on good authority that the whole plan of the campaign for fixing ..... The modern civil Constitutions, and the efforts for self-government and ...