Your question: Who was given a special role as the leader of the church on earth?

Who leads the church on earth?

The 266th bishop of Rome is Pope Francis, who was elected on the 13th of March 2013. As bishop of Rome the pope is the patriarch of the Latin Church, the largest of the Catholic Church’s 24 autonomous (sui iuris) churches. He is also head of the college of bishops which governs the universal church.

Who is the leader of the whole church?

Who’s Who in the Catholic Church?

Clergy Members’ Titles What They Do
The pope He’s the bishop of Rome and the head of the whole church.
Cardinals They elect the pope and work in different departments as his right-hand men.

Who is the leader of Protestant church?

Martin Luther, often called the father of Protestantism, fundamentally changed the Christian world through his force of will and new ideas. He tried passionately to reform the Catholic Church.

Who were inquisitors?

An inquisitor was an official (usually with judicial or investigative functions) in an inquisition – an organization or program intended to eliminate heresy and other things contrary to the doctrine or teachings of the Catholic faith.

What special mission was given to the church and to Peter as the head of the church?

He presided over the appointment of St. Matthias as an apostle (Acts 1:23–26) to take the place of Judas, who had betrayed Christ and later died. It was Peter who first “raised his voice” and preached at Pentecost, the day when the church began its mission to the world (Acts 1:14–39).

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