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Pope voices 'pain' over Canadian deaths, doesn't apologize
Why should he?
He didn't hand those kids over to be indoctrinated.
All deaths are mourned.
except maybe yours.
At least Truman was fair enough to say as President, the buck stops here.
Not so with the pope.
That is because the pope is NOT in charge ofthe Canadians.
Or....... didn't you know this?
Then why aren't American and Mexican RC's under his control?
That isn't the job of the pope.
Are you stupid?
Oh yeah... you are robt, the liar and scumbag.
What does the pope do?
What is his job description?
The Pope (from Latin: papa; from Greek: ?????? (pappas), a child's
word for father) is the Bishop of Rome, a position that makes him
the leader of the worldwide Catholic Church (which is composed of the
Latin Rite and the Eastern Catholic Churches in full communion with
the see of Rome). The current office-holder is Pope Benedict XVI, who
was elected in a papal conclave on 19 April 2005.
Early popes helped to spread Christianity and resolve doctrinal
disputes. After the conversion of the rulers of the Roman Empire
(the conversion of the populace was already advanced even before the
Edict of Milan, 313), the Roman emperors became the popes' secular
allies until the 8th century when Pope Stephen II was forced to appeal
to the Franks for help, beginning a period of close interaction
with the rulers of the west.
The dogmas and traditions of the Roman Catholic Church teach that the
institution of the papacy was first mandated by interpretations of
several Biblical passages, mainly Matthew 16:13-19:[nb 2]
" "When Jesus came into the coasts of Caesarea Philippi, he
asked his disciples, saying, Whom do men say that I the Son of man am?
... And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of
the living God. And Jesus answered and said unto him, Blessed art
thou, Simon Bar-jona: for flesh and blood hath not revealed it unto
thee, but my Father which is in heaven. And I also say to you that you
are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of
the netherworld will not prevail against it. I will give you the keys
of the kingdom of heaven; whatever you bind on earth will be bound in
heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven." "
Catholics believe that this passage shows Jesus establishing his
church on the shoulders of Simon son of John (Peter). Some authorities
have previously asserted that the "rock" Jesus referred to was Jesus
himself or was Peter's faith. The general scholarly consensus is
that this account is accurate, and most modern scholars agree with the
straightforward interpretation that the "rock" Jesus refers to in this
passage is Peter.
Vicar of Jesus Christ" (Vicarius Iesu Christi) is one of the official
titles of the Pope given in the Annuario Pontificio. It is commonly
used in the slightly abbreviated form "Vicar of Christ" (Vicarius
Christi). While it is only one of the terms with which the Pope is
referred to as "vicar", it is "more expressive of his supreme headship
of the Church on earth, which he bears in virtue of the commission of
Christ and with vicarial power derived from him", a vicarial power
believed to have been conferred on Saint Peter when Christ said to
him: "Feed my lambs. . . . Feed my sheep"
The title "Servant of the Servants of God", although used by Church
leaders including St. Augustine and St. Benedict, was first used by
Pope St. Gregory the Great in his dispute with the Patriarch of
Constantinople after the latter assumed the title "Ecumenical
Patriarch". It was not reserved for the pope until the 13th century.
The documents of the Second Vatican Council reinforced the
understanding of this title as a reference to the pope's role as a
function of collegial authority, in which the Bishop of Rome serves
the world's bishops.
The pope's official seat or cathedral is the Basilica of St. John
Lateran, and his official residence is the Palace of the Vatican. He
also possesses a summer residence at Castel Gandolfo, situated on the
site of the ancient city of Alba Longa. Until the time of the Avignon
Papacy, the residence of the Pope was the Lateran Palace, donated by
the Roman Emperor Constantine the Great.
The Pope's ecclesiastical jurisdiction (the Holy See) is distinct from
his secular jurisdiction (Vatican City). It is the Holy See that
conducts international relations; for hundreds of years, the papal
court (the Roman Curia) has functioned as the government of the
Gradually forced to give up temporal power, popes now focus almost
exclusively on religious matters. Over the centuries, papal claims
of spiritual authority have been ever more clearly expressed,
culminating in 1870 with the proclamation of the dogma of papal
infallibility for rare occasions when the pope speaks ex cathedra
(literally "from the chair (of St. Peter)") to issue a formal
definition of faith or morals. The first (after the proclamation)
and so far the last such occasion was in 1950, with the definition of
the dogma of the Assumption of Mary.