On the feast day of St. Ambrose, December 7th, the Holy Father expressed three wishes as he used an iPad to light the world's largest electronic Christmas tree. All three wishes focus on overcoming the present darkness of our world.
There are 20 different Eastern Catholic Churches with 16 million members.
What does the Pope actually do? Wouldn't a Pope hinder my personal relationship with Christ? Why a Pope at all? By Scripture, this list strives to show that the Pope and the Church allow Catholics to simply live according to and love the same Jesus Christ the Apostles knew and loved.
“Prince of the Apostles” means that St. Peter held a certain primacy over the other eleven. Understanding St. Peter’s unique position among the twelve and the unique ministries he exercised lays an excellent groundwork for a discussion of Christ’s founding of the Papacy.