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Is the Pope the head of the church?
Based upon this Catholics have developed the doctrine of 鈥減apal primacy,鈥?the idea that as successor to Peter, the pope is the head of the worldwide Christian Church. Although principally the bishop of Rome, he is much more than just 鈥渇irst among equals,鈥?he is also the living symbol of the unity of Christianity.
What is the role of the pope in the Catholic Church?
The pope is seen as the successor of Saint Peter and is regarded as the head of the Roman Catholic Church. Catholics believe that there are seven sacraments, which aid humans in achieving salvation.
Who is the leader of the Catholic Church?
The pope is leader of the Roman Catholic Church. (There is also a pope who leads the Coptic Church, but this Church has dwindled since the Muslim conquest of Egypt .) The Pope is the leader of the Catholic Church which includes about 20 rites including the Roman or Latin rite. All rites, however, are in full communion with the Pope.
Why doesn’t the Holy Father lead every branch of Christianity?
The Holy Father doesn’t lead any branch of Christianity for the simple reason that Christianity as established by Our Blessed Lord, Jesus Christ, cannot have any branches. Our Blessed Lord was very emphatic in establishing only one Church, which He founded on the Apostle Peter (and his successors-the Popes), read St. Matthew 16:17-19.