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Pope

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This article is about the leader of the Catholic Church. For the incumbent Pope, see Pope Benedict XVI. For the popes of other churches, and other uses, see Pope (disambiguation).

 
 

BISHOPRIC

 

CATHOLIC

 
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Incumbent:

Elected: 19 April 2005

 

Province:

Diocese:

Cathedral:

First

According to traditional Christianity,

Bishop:

Formation: According to traditional Christianity, the 1st century

Website:

The pope (from Latin: papa; from Greek: πάππας

(pappas), [1] a child's word for father) [2]

………………………………………………… ..

Wait a minute!

Didn’t Jesus say, “Call No Man "Father"?

Many Protestants claim that when Catholics address priests as "father," they are

engaging in

an unbiblical practice that Jesus forbade: "Call no man your father

In his tract 10 Reasons Why I Am Not a Roman Catholic, Fundamentalist anti- Catholic writer Donald Maconaghie quotes this passage as support for his charge that "the papacy is a hoax."

Bill Jackson, another Fundamentalist who runs a full-time anti-Catholic organization, says in his book Christian’s Guide To Roman Catholicism that a

"study of Matthew 23:9 reveals that Jesus was talking about being called father as a title of religious superiority

. . .

[which is] the basis for the [Catholic] hierarchy" (53).

SoWHY is the Roman Catholic

Church in Rome expressly acting and instructing

Catholics to go AGAINST the instructions and teachings of Jesus Christ?

is the Bishop of Rome and the leader of the worldwide Catholic Church. [3] In the Catholic Church, the Pope is regarded as the successor of Saint Peter, the Apostle. The current office- holder is Pope Benedict XVI, who was elected in a papal conclave on 19 April 2005. [nb 1]

The office of the pope is known as the papacy. His ecclesiastical jurisdiction is often called the "Holy See" (Sancta Sedes in Latin), or the "Apostolic See" based upon the Church tradition that the Apostles Saint Peter and Saint Paul were martyred in Rome. The pope is also head of state of Vatican City, [4] a sovereign city-state entirely enclaved within the city of Rome.

The papacy is one of the most enduring institutions in the world and has had a prominent part in human history. [5] The Popes in ancient times helped in the spread of Christianity and the resolution of various doctrinal disputes. [6] In the Middle Ages they played a role of secular importance in Western Europe, often acting as arbitrators between Christian monarchs, and averting several wars. [7][8][9

Yet, apparently, in

modern times,

((like right now))

they e.n.t.i.c.e (relgious) war ...

W H Y?

Why was

one of

Jesus’

last

words,

“WHY?”

(Maybe it was a CLUE for the rest of us!)

(or Que!)

WAKE-UP WORLD!

(WHAT’S WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?)

(Maybe it was a CLUE for the rest of us!) (or Que!) WAKE-UP WORLD! ( WHAT’S

“Listen, those who can hear”