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The pope is called this because he spends his whole life on the catholic church so the apostles are the servants of god and the pope is the apostle's servant because he spreads on the catholic faith to us today!

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Religious figures often have titles which are meant to remind them (and others) of their function. One of the titles of the Bishop of Rome is "Servant of the Servants of God," which can be interpreted as a reminder to be supremely humble in his function of supporting and facilitating the work of the lay and ordained ministers (the Servants of God) within the Roman Catholic Church.

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What does 'Servant of the Servants of God' mean?

This is a title of the Pope which emphasizes his humble role.


Who is known as the servant of the servants of God?

This is one among a number of titles of the Pope.


Who does Pope Francis report to?

As the "servant of the servants of God' he reports to all Catholics around the world.


Is the pope viewed as a god?

Of course not, that would be blasphemy, and rather bad theology to boot. The Pope is the Vicar of Christ, he is the servant of the servants of God. As such he has a tremendous responsibility, and we give him due respect due to the fact that he represents God, Himself. But we certainly don't regard him as a god.


Who is a servant of God?

AnswerThose who surrender themselves to the God itself absolutely are servants of God.


Why is the Holy Father sometimes called the 'servant of the servants of God'?

Servant of the Servants of God (in latin Servus Servorum Dei) was first used by Pope St. Gregory I (aka St. Gregory the Great), who reigned from 590 to 604 AD first used this as one of his titles. It seems that the Patriarch or Archbishop of Constantinople (John the Faster) had adopted the title "Ecumenical Patriarch," which come to think of it, is a title that the Patriarchs of Constantinople still use. Gregory thought "Ecumenical Patriarch" sounded grandiloquent, so he adopted the more humble "Servant of the Servants of God."Perhaps he took his cue from Matthew 20: 25-27, "But Jesus called them unto him, and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them. But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister; And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant."From Gregory to the ninth century, not all Popes used "Servant of the Servants of God" as a title, but since the ninth century all Popes have used the title, and every now and again a reigning king has adopted it as well.Basically, because he serves God's followers.He is there to be a servant to the people who are God's servants. :)the holy father is called by this title because he is called to be like Jesus, who came to serve. he as the pope serves the needs of the faithful, who are the servants of God.


Does the Catholic Pope report to the pope in Alexandria?

Roman Catholic AnswerNo, the Holy Father in the Catholic Church is the Vicar of Christ, and the "Servant of the Servants of God". As such, he answers to God directly. The pope in Alexandria is a Patriarch as is the Pope in Rome, for that matter. The title "pope", like Father or Abbot is a courtesy form of address, and traditional for the Patriarch in Alexandria.


Does the pope think he is above god?

The pope communicates the will of God. He is God's highest servant among mankind. According to Catholics, at least.


Why it is that the kingdom of god is the reign of god?

are you even reading what your typing?really bad grammar...Answerif you have power, to rule, and you do not have servants, what do you want to rule over? servants is not only humans, we Muslims believe that all the atoms, molecules, everything that excist are servants of God swt. The whole universe is a servant of God swt because it does exactly what god wants.Even you are a servant of God, because you are under his "will" and command, you cannot do everything what you like, so you are a servant of a higher being that is controlling you , you are a servant with limited freedom.If you was not, you could do what you like.


How many Popes have been in power?

Roman Catholic AnswerYou do not normally speak of the Servant of the Servants of God (one of the Holy Father's titles) as being "in power". Our Blessed Lord is "in power", His Vicar is just that - a servant. There have been 266 men who have sat on the chair of St. Peter.


Whom do the popes have power over?

The Pope has no power - per se - over Catholics. The pope is the Vicar of Christ, he is the final arbitrator on earth of what is and what is not Christian dogma, how the liturgy should be celebrated, and how Christians should behave. But he never teaches on his own, he only teaches for Our Blessed Lord. Thus any "power" would be God's, and the Pope would only be His mouthpiece.


Is a Greek god servant a powerful god?

They are actually a god. They are not a very powerfull god but do have some powers like teleportation and much more. The have to respect the masters in all ways, they use there powers to help respect there servants. Greek god servants are quite cool and good. Hope you found usefull