Why does the Pope kiss the ground?
It is not a prescribed ceremony for a pope to do so. John Paul II, who traveled constantly throughout his papacy when his health was good, began doing it as a personal expression: he would kiss the ground of the country in which he had come to visit upon his arrival there. This was to show respect and reverence to the nation and its peoples as well as express his gratitude to them for inviting or welcoming him into their land.
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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.
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.
To show respect for the Papacy.
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.
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.
if you've ever been on a boat, you would know!. the term "kiss the ground" has been around since ancient times of sailing. back when the only way to get from one continent to… another was sailing a ship or boat, life indeed was very precarious on the open seas! people signed on to ships for lucrative trade, to find new lands, new opportunities and/or were just plain forced to in a slavery type situation, also known as being "shanghaied".. being on the open sea could and was very rough at times. some people never could get over their "sea sickness". others endured severe storms at sea. shipwrecks were abundant and it was known to all that braving these bold adventures may mean never returning. pirates were much more rampant due to the lack of global securities and some of the biggest wars during that time were also fought at sea.. so when the skilled and fortunate returned from their perilous journeys, it was known for some to step right off their boat and first thing, "kiss the ground", happy to just be alive after an ordeal at sea!
It can be. It depends on many factors, but namely: when you were kissing, where you were kissing, and who you were kissing. when is like at a meeting or something of the sort.… where is what room, copier room, boiler room, bathroom. who is management or no. if the unsaid person is management, then yes.
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.
It might be. It might also be the literal act of kissing the groundbecause you are happy to be home, as in a soldier returning fromwar. If it is an idiom, it would mean to fal…l to the ground so thatyour face hits it and looks like you are kissing it.
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.
People kiss the ring of the pope, not his hand. If the pope extendshis hand so you can kiss his ring, anyone may do so. Any bishop orcardinal may also have his ring kissed. Th…e custom is not commontoday, however.
don't know he must be father nature