Who was pope in 1979?
Pope John Paul II was pope from 1978 to 2005.
John Paul II (Karol Józef Wojtyła) 1978-2005
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The Pope is the Bishop of Rome, thus the worldwide leader of the Catholic church.
The current pope is Jorge Mario Bergoglio. He took the name Pope Francis I . Pope Francis was 76 years old when he was elected to the head of the church on March 13, 2013. He… was the archbishop of Buenos Aires, Argentina before stepping down because of his age. Pope Francis is the first non-European Pope of the modern era, and the first South American Pope ever. He is also the third straight non-Italian Pope. Pope Francis is considered to be a follower of the church's most conservative wing. Pope Francis takes over for Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI , who retired from his position due to health reasons on February 28, 2013, after about 8 years as Pope. The pope, in general, is the spiritual head of the Roman Catholic Church worldwide. Francis I is the latest Pope to hold that position, which the Roman Catholic Church can trace back through history, through the early Church until the first 'pope' (although that particular title wasn't used at that time), Peter the Apostle. The Pope's residence is in a tiny independent country (the smallest in the world) within the borders of Rome, Italy, called the Vatican City, which also houses the headquarters of the Roman Catholic Church worldwide.
Any institution requires a leader or visible hierarchy in order to function. This is natural to human nature and is thus present in human society and social groups. When Chr…ist set up His Church He thus naturally gave it a visible hierarchy. The pope functions not only as a leader and thus rallying point for an institution but also ensures the visible continuity between the Church and Its founder, thus maintaining the Church's authenticity of origin as well as maintaining its authority and jurisdiction in Christian matters. In addition to this, the pope has several offices proper to a leader. The pope is the top administrator of the Catholic Church and thus appoints and ratifies managerial positions (bishops, cardinals, manages rules and discipline, guards and safe checks beliefs and rulings, acts as the final court of appeal, calls councils, and leads the Catholic Faithful and guides the Church in the times It finds itself. In addition to this, Catholics believe the pope is further endowed with supernatural powers, specifically that of being able to definitively discern which beliefs are truly part of the deposit of the Catholic Faith if a question arises concerning them. The pope can thus, when acting in virtue of his papal office, and with the intent of addressing the universal Church on a point of doctrine concerning Faith and Morals, pronounce infallibly upon a doctrine of the Faith. This keeps the deposit of the Faith intact and preserves the Church from falling into heresy and helps avoid the formation of a dispute to the point it causes splinter groups within the Church that will eventually become heresies.
head of the catholic church
I have no idea what you are asking. From 1978 to 2005 Pope John Paul IIwas our pope. When he passed away Pope Benedict XVI was elected and, when he retired, Pope Francis was e…lected in 2013.
The current pope, Pope Benedict XVI, is from Germany.
The bishop of Rome and head of the Roman Catholic Church on earth.
A pope is the leader of the Catholic church, like a pastor for the Christian church or a Rabbai for the Jewish church.. Benedict the sixteen.
to teach us about God and be the boss of the church. but of course god is the #1 head of the church then the pope
The Quick Answer: There were no Popes before Christ, because The Office of Peter (the Papacy) was established by Christ while He was still alive. The Real Question: Who was …the first Pope? The Answer: Peter, the Apostle of Jesus! Check out Matthew 16: 13-20, Cor. 3:11, Eph. 2:20, 1 Pet. 2:5-6, Rev. 21:14. Improvement: From November 1268 to September 1, 1271, there was no pope as the conclave, considered the first conclave, was unable to elect a new pontiff. Therefore, the Church went nearly three years without a pope. During this period three of the twenty cardinal-electors died and one resigned. Pope Gregory X was eventually elected pope after impatient followers of the election reduced the rations to the cardinals to bread and water and removed the roof of the chapel where they were meeting, exposing the electors to the winter weather.
He must be a practicing male Catholic to become the pope but is usually chosen from among the cardinals.
The pope is the Vicar of Christ. He occupies the seat of Peter, and is essentially Christ's chief apostle and leader of His Church here on Earth. The pope is also the Bishop o…f Rome. The pope's responsibility is to lead the church. As you can imagine, the responsibilities are incredible and diversse. Most popes will spend their time focusing on issues or topics that are of interest to the Church needs at that time. The pope essentially listens to the cultural pulse and speaks out in the name of Christ on issues. For example, Pope John Paul II spent much of his early years focusing on building up the resistance in Eastern Europe to Communism which eventually caused the collapse of the Berlin Wall.
Any validly baptized Catholic male can be elected Pope. However, before he could actually assume the office he would have to be ordained a Priest and consecrated a Bishop if t…he candidate was not already both of these.
No pope died in 1979 but Pope John Paul I died in 1978 after a bit more than a month as pope.
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Because it is not God's way. God set up a system in which we can pray directly to Him. Jesus is our mediator, and go-between. No one else is needed.
There is normally only ONE pope. There have been two occasions whena pope has retired, one of which was Pope Benedict XVI in 2013, whoresigned over health concerns and was suc…ceeded by Pope Francis(Francis I). Clarification: There have been about 12 papal resignations for one reason or theother in the 2000 year history of the papacy.
He made them in the following locations Phoenix Park in Dublin. Drogheda. Galway. Knock. Limerick.