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-Europ…ean 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. (MORE)
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 Christ set up His Church He thus naturally gave it a visible hierarchy. The pope functions not only as a leader and thus rallyin…g 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. (MORE)
He became pope because the College of Cardinals elected him as pope. Itis said that Cardinal Ratzinger had been a close confident of Pope JohnPaul II and his personal choice to succeed him as pope. Pope Benedict was made pope, the successor of Saint Peter, just like every other pope is made pope. H…e was a Roman Catholic Cardinal elected by a congregation of Cardinals. (MORE)
Pope means father... I am sure It means papa/ father in Latin...and Pappas or similar in Greek. They call him that because he is the leader/ "father" of the church.
We really do not know why Jesus Christ chose Simon whom He renamed the Rock (Peter) to be the first leader of His Church on Earth.. John 21:15-17 states:. When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?" He said to him, "Yes, Lord, …you know that I love you." He said to him, "Feed my lambs.". He then said to him a second time, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" He said to him, "Yes, Lord, you know that I love you." He said to him, "Tend my sheep.". He said to him the third time, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" Peter was distressed that he had said to him a third time, "Do you love me?" and he said to him, "Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you." (Jesus) said to him, "Feed my sheep.. Matthew 16:17-19 states:. Jesus said to him in reply, "Blessed are you, Simon son of Jonah. For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my heavenly Father. And so I say to you, you are Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of the netherworld shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys to the kingdom of heaven. Whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.". The Catholic Church believes the Lord made Simon alone, whom he named Peter, the "rock" of his Church. He gave him the keys of his Church and instituted him shepherd of the whole flock.. The Pope is the senior pastor of 1.1 billion Catholic Christians, the direct successor of Simon Peter.. The Pope's main roles include teaching, sanctifying, and governing.. For more information, see the Catechism of the Catholic Church, section 880-882. (MORE)
Nobody has wanted to be pope for hundreds of years. It isoften a trial for the person elected to come to grips with realityand accept his election. It is the most thankless job on theplanet, you have no privacy, no vacation, no income, no free time,etc.
The Catholic Church believes that each Pope is selected by the Holy Spirit. We do not really know why the Holy Spirit chooses a particular person.. There have been 16 Popes named Gregory.. 64. St. Gregory I (the Great) (590-604) 89. St. Gregory II (715-31) 90. St. Gregory III (731-41) 101. G…regory IV (827-44) 138. Gregory V (996-99) 148. Gregory VI (1045-46) 157. St. Gregory VII (1073-85) 173. Gregory VIII (1187) 178. Gregory IX (1227-41) 184. Blessed Gregory X (1271-76) 201. Gregory XI (1370-78) 205. Gregory XII (1406-15) 226. Gregory XIII (1572-85) 229. Gregory XIV (1590-91) 234. Gregory XV (1621-23) 254. Gregory XVI (1831-46) (MORE)
All Popes are successors of St. Peter. It is said that the line of Popes comes from the hand of St. Peter himself and that hand has been passed down in blessings. In fact, the office of the pope as visible head of the Church was founded by Jesus Christ on his authority and will exist until his s…econd coming. Answer With all due respect to the first person to answer, I herewith give my answer to the question. Peter, James and John were ordained as the Presidency of the church, and held all of the power and authority to govern in their calling. The other disciples held the same priesthood but not the authority to preside over the church. The Presidency called Bishops to preside over the various churches particularly those in Rome. However these Bishops only held the authority and power to preside over their own particular branch of the church, and not the church as a whole. This authority was the same as the First Presidency but the power was only as far as their calling was concerned. When the Twelve were all killed there was no one to administer the higher authority. This being so no one could be called to preside over the church. The authority to call Popes was done by civil authority who held neither power nor priesthood what so ever. So it has been since the death of the apostles, Popes have been called by civil authority to this day. As there is no record in scripture of this same authority being given to any others, other than the twelve. This being so then there must be a restoration of the same power and authority as was given in the early church. (MORE)
It is not just simply wanting to be pope. the pope is the vicar of Christ. He is chosen by God to govern the true Catholic Church.
After his predecessor then Pope John Paul the Second died, Cardinal Ratzinger was called to an conclave. This is where all of he cardinals meet up in secrecy to decide the next Pope and whether it would be the will of God and they chose Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger of Germany who then chose a new name …and he decided to name him self after the Benedictine order and became Pope Benedict the Sixteenth. (MORE)
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 elected in 2013.
Pope Saint Martin I was the head of the Catholic Church from 21July 649 to his death in 655.
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
There's no actual limit, other than the natural limitation of human lifespan and the fact that at least in modern times most popes aren't elected until they're at least well into middle age (the average age at coronation of popes since the 1500s has been over 60; John Paul II, who was elected at 58,… was considered to be unusually young for the position). (MORE)
There have been a total of sixteen (16) popes named Gregory. Gregory I, 590-604, the second pope (of the total of three) to be called 'The Great.' The last Gregory was Gregory XVI, 1831-1846.
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, R…ev. 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. (MORE)
Pope's are not "crowned" per se. But Joseph Ratzinger was inaugurated as Pope Benedict XVI on 24 April 2005 , taking position of the pope's home on 7 May of that same year.
He must be a practicing male Catholic to become the pope but is usually chosen from among the cardinals.
A: The official position of the Catholic Church is that Peter was the first pope, from perhaps 30 CE, and that there was an unbroken line of successors as bishop of Rome, down to the present day. On the other hand, Francis Aloysius Sullivan (' From Apostles to Bishops: The Development of the E…piscopacy in the Early Church ') says that the consensus of scholars is that on the available evidence, the church of Rome was led by a college of presbyters, rather than a single bishop, for at least several decades of the second century. There being no evidence that Peter ever went to Rome, he might well have been an early leader of the Christian Church but the Orthodox patriarchs could have a better claim to be his spiritual successors than the popes in Rome. The first bishop of Rome who is firmly attested is Anicetus, whose papacy is dated from 157 CE, although the bishops of Rome only took the definitive title of 'pope' in the fourth century. (MORE)
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 of Rome. The pope's responsibility is to lead the church. As you can imagine, the responsibilities are incredible and divers…se. 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. (MORE)
Catholic Answer Since the Pope is the successor of St. Peter, and head of theCatholic Church, I think we can safely say that he is Catholic. Theprevious Pope, John Paul II, who died in 2005 was Polish, a PolishCatholic; the current Pope, Benedict XVI, is German, a GermanCatholic.
No cardinal does anything to achieve the papacy except to bepresent in the conclave and rely on the Holy Spirit to guide theelection.
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 the candidate was not already both of these.
His Holiness Benedict XVI was, like the majority of his predecessors, elected by the college of cardinals (voting-age cardinals) in a papal conclave in 2005.
No pope died in 1979 but Pope John Paul I died in 1978 after a bit more than a month as pope.
Another answer from our community: The Pope who followed Linus was (probably) Cletus (or possiblyAnacletus)
In 350 A.D. Pope Julius I decreed that from that time forth the 25th of December would be acknowledged as the date of the Nativity - Christmas.
In 1912 Pope Pius X released a simplywritten catechism that would be easily understood by the laity forwhom it was written.
"They", the College of Cardinals, elected Pope Benedict XVI in a secretconclave under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. What transpires in aconclave is secret and no cardinal may reveal what happens.
A: Pius XII was pope of the Catholic Church from March 1939 to hisdeath in October 1958. He opposed the German invasion of Poland,criticised the Nazi atrocities, and was instrumental in saving manyfrom the gas chambers, but some point to his relative silence onthe holocaust, perhaps unfairly. In t…he only instance that ex cathedra papal infallibilityhas been explicitly invoked, he announced the dogma of theAssumption of Mary in his 1950 Apostolic constitution Munificentissimus Deus . Pius XII accepted the rhythm method as a moral form of familyplanning, although only in limited circumstances. In HumaniGeneris he acknowledged that evolution might accuratelydescribe the biological origins of human life, while criticisingthose who "imprudently and indiscreetly hold that evolution...explains the origin of all things." In modern times no head of the church was so indulgent in favouringmembers of his own family as Pius XII. Paul Hoffman ( Anatomyof the Vatican ) says that nepotism again became quasi-officialin the Vatican under Pius XII, whose three nephews all playedimportant roles during his pontificate and formed a tight littlegroup that wielded great power in the Vatican. They all served onthe boards of directors of many financial and business corporationsthat were controlled by the Vatican or by other church bodies. Anephew, Prince Marcantonio Pacelli, was for many years President ofthe Banco di Roma per la Svizzera, a subsidiary of the VaticanBank. (MORE)
I don't believe a pope made that prediction but, rather, St. Malachy who predicted that there will be one more pope after Pope Benedict XVI and he will go by the name of Peter the Roman. What happens after that he does not predict but some say it will signal the end of time.
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.
If you are referring to Pope Benedict XVI, he was pope from April 19 of 2005 until February 28, 2013.
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 succeeded by Pope Francis(Francis I). Clarification: There have been about 12 papal resignations for one reason or theother i…n the 2000 year history of the papacy. (MORE)
If you are referring to the current Pope Benedict (Pope Benedict XVI), he has been Pope since he was elected in April 2005 and will remain as Pope, howbeit as Pope Emeritus, until the day he dies. He reigned for 8 years until his resignation on 28 February 2013.
Catholic Answer Pope Pius XI was the first Pope to broadcast on radio, he put the first broadcasting station in the Vatican. Under Pope John Paul II there were the first satellite television broadcasting. And Benedict XVI uses Twitter to get his messages out to young people. The patron SAINT of… technology is Isidore of Seville. However, he was not a pope. (MORE)
The pope's main role is being the successor to the Apostle Peter whose mission was given to him by Christ. After Christ's Resurrection, when He and a few of His disciples (Peter among them) was eating breakfast of fish and bread on the Sea of Galilee, Jesus asked Peter 3 times if Peter loved Him and… each time when Peter said "yes" Jesus gave him the command to feed the sheep and take care of them. (See John 21:15-19 in any Christian Bible). This command by Christ to Peter was that when Jesus returned to Heaven (His Ascension), it would be Peter's mission to lead Christ's Church. The sheep are members of Christ's flock, the people, and the popes who is/are Peter's successors continue that mission given to Peter to lead the Church until Christ returns during the End Times. The Pope has many roles, mainly to be a priest and a pastor to all Catholics. We need a pope to continue the Apostle Peter's mission but also to keep the Church on the right path set forth by Christ and to keep all heresy and other sins out of the Church that would soil the Word of God. This is a basic overview of having a pope. If you would like to learn more just go to any Catholic websites to learn more about the pope, his roles/duties, and so forth. (MORE)
Pope Benedict 16 cited his advanced age, and related health problems, as his reason to resign. According to his statements, he believes that it is best for the Church if he resigns.
If you mean the Malachi Pope Prophesy, Benedict was the last Pope. Originally Malachi predicted only 111 future Popes. Benedict was the 111th. The 112th name on the list was added 400 years after the death of Malachi by a Benedictine monk that felt the Church should go 'out' on a more positive note.… He added Peter the Roman, not Malachi. So, Peter the Roman is not a valid part of the Malachi predictions. (MORE)
No, miracles are required of candidates for the sainthood as a sign that they are in heaven. A candidate for the Chair of Peter need only win 2/3 of the votes of the cardinal electors.
No, all popes are bishops. When a man is ordained to the clergy, he takes a solemn vow of lifelong celibacy.
Catholic Answer . Pope comes from the Greek (means papa) and refers to the fact that the Pope is the visible head of the Church, or father figure, as opposed to the Head of the Church which is Our Blessed Lord, Jesus Christ. . \n \n. from . Modern Catholic Dictionary by John A. Hard…on, S.J. Doubleday & Co., Inc. Garden City, NY 1980 \n\n . Pope . Title of the visible head of the Catholic Church. He is called Pope (Greek pappas , a child's word for father) because his authority is supreme and because it is to be exercises in a paternal way, after the example of Christ. . (MORE)
Pope is something like "Daddy" Catholic Answer . \n \n from the Greek for papa: . from Modern Catholic Dictionary by John A. Hardon, S.J. Doubleday & Co., Inc. Garden City, NY 1980 . Pope. Title of the visible head of the Catholic Church. He is called Pope (Greek pappas …, a childâs word for father) because his authority is supreme and because it is to be exercises in a paternal way, after the example of Christ. . (MORE)
The Holy Father is called pope because it is based on the Greek child's word for daddy: pappas ..
Because the Cardinals, meeting in Conclave, did their best to discern the Will of God and follow it in their voting. Thus the bottom line is that the Holy Spirit thought that he would be the man for the job.
Like all popes, he was chosen by an election where his fellow cardinals voted for their choice of Pope. This was done in private in the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican City on the 13th of March 2013.
Each cardinal writes his choice on a piece of paper and they then approach the Altar one by one. Up to four rounds of voting are allowed each day to choose the new pope.
He made them in the following locations Phoenix Park in Dublin. Drogheda. Galway. Knock. Limerick.