is the spiritual leader of the Catholic Church
and the absolute monarch of Vatican City
. He is believed by Catholics to fulfill this role as the Successor
of Saint Peter
, also making him Vicar of Christ
and the Vicar of the Prince of the Apostles
. The office of the Pope is called the Papacy; his ecclesiastical jurisdiction is called the Holy See
(Sancta Sedes in Latin) or Apostolic See
(this latter, on the basis that both St. Peter and St. Paul
were martyred at Rome
). Early bishops occupying the See of Rome were designated Vicar of Peter; for later Popes the more authoritative Vicar of Christ was substituted; this designation was first used by the Roman Synod of 495 to refer to Pope Gelasius I
, an advocate of papal supremacy among the patriarchs. Marcellinus
(d. 304) is the first Bishop of Rome whom sources show used the title of Pope. In the 11th century, after the East-West Schism, Gregory VII declared the term "Pope" to be reserved for the Bishop of Rome. The current (266th
) Pope is Pope Francis
of Argentina, elected March 13, 2013 in papal conclave.
- "War should belong to the tragic past, to history: it should find no place on humanity's agenda for the future." Pope John Paul II
- "Justice requires that to lawfully constituted Authority there be given that respect and obedience which is its due; that the laws which are made shall be in wise conformity with the common good; and that, as a matter of conscience all men shall render obedience to these laws. " Pope Pius XI
- ...Pius IX has had the longest reign as Pope?
- ...That Antipope Felix V was the last historically significant Antipope?
- ...An apocryphal Pope Donus II used to be listed in the official lists. He was mistakenly inserted after Pope Benedict VI?
- ...That there used to be a John in the list of popes between Pope John XIV and Pope John XV this pope never existed
- ...That Antipope John XVII and Antipope John XXIII were thought not to be illegitimate Pope?
- ...That after Antipope Benedict X the next Pope to take the name Benedict was Pope Benedict XI. Antipope Benedict X is considered by some to be a legitimate pope?
- ...That Pope Lando was the last pope to use a papal name which had not been previously used until Pope John Paul I did so in 1978 and Pope Francis in 2013?
- ...There have been 217 popes from Italy, 17 from France, 13 Greeks, 8 from Germany, 6 from Syria, 3 from Spain, 3 from Africa, and one each from Galilee (Palestine) (Saint Peter), 1 from England, 1 from Portugal, 1 from the Netherlands, 1 from Poland and 1 from Argentina?
- ...When Simon de Brion became pope in 1281, he chose to be called Martin. At that time, Marinus I and Marinus II were mistakenly considered to be Martin II and Martin III respectively, and so, erroneously, Simon de Brion became Pope Martin IV
- ... That there are 78 Popes who are saints, 11 Popes are blessed, 2 Venerables and 4 Servants of God
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Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:26:15 -0700
Pope Francis is making news again in what has become his signature pattern — passionate comments, followed by intense debate about what he really meant. This time the topic is U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. During a news conference aboard a plane on his way ...
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:18:34 -0700
While they did not divulge what they and Pope Francis spoke about during their telephone call, the Foleys said they were thankful he called as he deals with his own personal loss after his two small nephews and their mother died in a car crash in ...
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 09:41:15 -0700
Pope Francis says he offers his "heartfelt condolences" to the Detroit archdiocese over the death of Cardinal Edmund Szoka (SHAH'-kuh). The pope sent a note to Detroit Archbishop Allen Vigneron on Thursday, a day after Szoka's death. The archdiocese ...
Fox News Latino
Fox News Latino
Fri, 22 Aug 2014 05:22:30 -0700
The parents of James Foley, the American journalist whose beheading has shocked and repulsed the world, received a call from Pope Francis on Thursday expressing his condolences. In a heartfelt phone call, the pontiff called the grieving parents and ...
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 14:33:45 -0700
ROCHESTER, N.H. — Pope Francis has called the family of an American journalist whose videotaped beheading by Islamic State militants has touched off torrents of outrage around the world. Vatican spokesman the Rev. Federico Lombardi confirms the ...
Acton Institute (blog)
Acton Institute (blog)
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 06:51:57 -0700
In 2006, then-Pope Benedict made a speech at Regensburg. As papal speeches go, it wasn't a “biggie;” it was an address to a meeting of scientists. What was to be a reflection on faith, reason and science quickly became a firestorm. Benedict was accused ...
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 02:49:06 -0700
VATICAN CITY – Saying "even the pope has a family," Pope Francis expressed thanks on Wednesday for the prayers and condolences he has received following the death of his nephew's wife and their two young boys in a car crash in the pontiff's native ...
Wed, 20 Aug 2014 10:48:45 -0700
(CNN) -- Pope Francis' trip to South Korea memorialized the atrocities of the last century. On the way home, the Pope became embroiled in controversy about a conflict raging in the current one. During a lengthy discussion, Francis remarked on the ...
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