Why should we pray if God already knows what we need?
Q – Why are there so many different ways to address priests? Can’t we just call them all Father?
Is it always wrong to lie? My mother asked me some personal questions about a friend and I didn’t want to reveal something that she had told me in strict confidence. What should I have done?
The name ‘Pope’ comes from the Latin word Papa meaning father. The Pope is the Bishop of Rome. St Peter is seen as the first Pope or leader of the Church because Jesus called him ‘the rock’ and said that He would build His Church on this rock.
A list of the names of all the Bishops of Rome has been kept from the time of St Peter to the present day. Pope Francis is the 266th Pope of the Roman Catholic Church.
There was a great persecution of Christians in Rome in the first few centuries and many of the early Popes were martyred for their faith.