5 Interesting Popes throughout History

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Because we’re all about the Holy Father this week, here are some characters from history. This is a interesting guide for your culture.

The first pope and founder of the Roman Catholic Church. He held the role as pontificate from AD 33-64/67 and was appointed by Christ when he gave him the keys to the Kingdom of Heaven (Matt 16:18-19).
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5 Things the Pope Wears and What they Mean

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The Catholic church is one full of long held traditions. As an outsider attending a mass recently, I was struck by the simplicity and beauty of the rituals and prayers.

The Pope is a man surrounded by ritual, and I’ve always wondered about the symbolism of his various vestments and accessories. So here are 5 for those who are also curious.

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Francis, not Francis I

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Last night, the worldwide media was divided on one theme. Not in particular regards to Jorge Mario Bergoglio himself, but whether or not to add the roman numeral I to the end of his name.

As always, the Vatican promptly saw to clarifying the confusion, announcing that the new Pope is Francis, not Francis I, as the majority of media had been incorrectly naming him in the hours following his election.

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