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.
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.
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He is the pope
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' 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.
He was the Prefect of the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith from 1981 until 2005 when he became 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.
Before being elected pope he was the Prefect of the Sacred Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith.
The pope is elected by the eligible cardinals in a secret election held behind locked doors in the Sistine Chapel.
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.
He was elected on April 19, 2005.