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The pope is appointed the task proper to the papal office. He is actually, above all, an administrator. His duties include the protection of doctrine and the sources of revelation, the mandate to advance and consolidate the Church's mission to preach to all nations, the formation of schools and seminaries for Catholic education (usually done by local bishops), the regulation of correct discipline and rubrics among the faithful and in Catholic practice, to act as spokesperson of the Church to the world, the establishment and maintenance of the college of bishops as well as properly delegating Church authority for the running of the Church, the rare use of the papal charism of infallibility in a timely manner on those issues of Faith and Morals that require final clarification, to approve official Church documents and encyclicals for the education and edification of the faithful, to denounce error and immorality in the world and cure abuses in the Church, to pray for the Church and for the salvation of souls, to live his papacy worthily by doing his priestly duties as well as those of the papal office and thereby save his own soul.


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The current pope in 2013 is Pope Francis. His job is to be the vicar of Christ on earth and leader of the Christian faith.

Which Pope john? There have been 23.

The 'job' of the pope is to be the spiritual leader and Vicar of Christ for the Catholic Church. Pope Benedict XVI is now retired and spends his days praying, reading and writing. As Pope Emeritus, he has no official role in the governance of the Church.

Three tellers are chosen by the cardinals in the conclave. Their job is to open, count and verify the ballots cast for the pope.

The job requirements of being a Pope are few and far between. If one is a Catholic and a male he can become the Pope. There are no formal job requirements but these two. Most Popes have been a Cardinal, over 50, and speak at least three languages.

He was the Prefect of the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith from 1981 until 2005 when he became the pope.

Before being elected pope he was the Prefect of the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

He became pope because he was elected to the position in on April 19, 2005. He did not seek the papacy and did not want the job but accepted it as the will of God.

The pope is elected by the eligible cardinals in a secret election held behind locked doors in the Sistine Chapel.

Roman Catholic AnswerTechnically God chooses the Pope working through his instruments, the Cardinals. They are the electors of the Pope as that is their job, that is why they are Cardinals to begin with.

He was elected on April 19, 2005.

The Swiss Guards are the body guards of the pope.

He was Dean of the College of Cardinals and also Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.

There is only one, and you begin by joining the clergy in the Catholic church.

He is now retired and spends his days praying, reading and writing.

He was chosen as pope because the College of cardinals, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, decided he was the best man for the job. Since conclaves are secret, we will probably know little else about the reasons he was chosen.

they Cardinals select the Pope from the Cardinals by secret vote of their own preference.

He was originally a fisherman but became an apostle and later was appointed the first pope.

Roman Catholic AnswerNot sure what you are asking, but if you mean do we worship the Pope, of course not. The Pope is the Vicar of Christ, as such, he is the "servant of the servants of God". Some Catholics may certainly give him praise, especially the last couple popes, as they have done an outstanding job in representing Our Blessed Lord and His Church, just as some non-Catholics have given the last pope praise, but nobody worships the pope, he is just another human being, howbeit he has been picked for a one of a kind job.

Nobody has wanted to be pope for hundreds of years. It is often a trial for the person elected to come to grips with reality and accept his election. It is the most thankless job on the planet, you have no privacy, no vacation, no income, no free time, etc.

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.

Benedicto XVI, was the first pope to resign in 600 years, so yes they can resign. You should watch or read more news because this just happened today.

After completing his college education he became a professor at Freising College in 1958.

Alexander Pope was a poet and not a pope.

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