In the early centuries of Christianitythis title was applied, especially in the east, to all bishops  and other senior clergy, and later became reserved in the west to the Bishop of Rome, a reservation made official only in the 11th century. The Catholic Church teaches that Jesus personally appointed Peter as leader of the Church, and the Catholic Church's dogmatic constitution Lumen gentium makes a clear distinction between apostles and bishops, presenting the latter as the successors of the former, with the pope as successor of Peter, in that he is head of the bishops as Peter was head of the apostles.
When elected as the pope inhe was already 76 years old. Bergoglio was the eldest of five children. It is said during his younger years he enjoyed traditional dancing and his studies.
Before realising he should pursue priesthood, Bergoglio worked briefly as a chemical food technician. Later in he graduated as a philosopher and became a teacher of literature and psychology at a college in Santa Fe.
Inhe completed the final stages of becoming a Jesuit at a university in Spain. On the 22nd of April,Bergoglio vowed his profession as a Jesuit. This was the year he was also granted the position as the Provincial Superior of the Society of Jesus.
Inhe completed his doctoral thesis in theology in Germany. In his later years, prior to being titled as pope, he served as an archbishop for the city of Buenos Aires from Pope Francis today is idealised by millions of people for his work for humanity, advocacy for the environment, help for the poor and involvement in political diplomacy.
Interesting Facts about Pope Francis When Bergoglio was younger he had to undergo surgery to remove part of one of his lungs. This was due to a serious infection. It is said that initially his mother did not support his decision to enter priesthood even though she was a Catholic herself.
InBergoglio was the second most voted for priest to become the pope. Pope Francis was the first citizen from the Americas and first Jesuit priest to be titled pope.
Before becoming the pope, Bergoglio had served for over 12 years as a archbishop and cardinal. What has Pope Francis Taught Us? Sincewhen Pope Francis was first elected he has taught us as Catholics to be more accepting of others and the world around us. Through inspiration he has led many to transform their own lives with his own modern day take on being the Pope.
Pope Francis has been noted for his true commitment to the poor, his attempt to close the gap between racism against culture and beliefs, his views on abortion, contraception and same sex marriage, and the fact all should be treated as equals.
Inthe Pope urged other priests around the world to be more accepting of people who are homosexual. In this same year, he also vouched for his belief that women should not be priests.
InPope Francis was the first pope to visit Myanmar, a majorly Buddhist country.The Catholic Church must be believed in all of its "ordinary and universal" teachings and cannot therefore teach anything universally that would harm Faith and Morals.
Pope John XXIII Parish is a Roman Catholic Faith Community in the Spirit of the Gospels and Vatican II that. There is an unbroken line of popes of the Roman Catholic Church extending from Saint Peter, the Apostle to the present day.
This list also provides links to more information about most of the popes. The 3 Tier Hierarchy Of The Roman Catholic Church: Pope, Bishop, Priests Learn from the Bible Blueprint, how the church was organized by the apostles!
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