Who is the head of the Catholic Church and where do they live?
|Bishop of Rome Pontifex maximus Pope
|Apostolic Palace (Official residence of the Pope) Domus Sanctae Marthae (Current and preferred residence of Pope Francis)
|Apostolic Palace, Vatican City
Who is above the Pope?
Cardinal. Cardinals are leading bishops and members of the College of Cardinals. Their biggest duty is participating in the Papal Conclave, that is, voting for the new Pope. Most have additional duties including missions within the Roman Curia, governmental body of the Holy See.
The Catholic Church has a strong emphasis on hierarchy (levels of leadership). There are seven levels in the hierarchy of the Catholic Church, starting at the bottom with people and finishing at the top with God. The Pope is the head of the Catholic Church.
Is the Pope head of the Catholic Church?
The pope is the Bishop of Rome, based in the Vatican City, and head of the Roman Catholic Church. … Catholics believe that the pope is the successor to Saint Peter whom Jesus appointed as the first head of his church.