Does the Pope have to be a priest?

Theoretically speaking, there are very few limitations when it comes to who can be elected pope. Any Catholic male can be eligible if he meets certain conditions. If he has reached the age of reason, is not a heretic, is not in schism, and is not “notorious” for simony, he can, in theory, be elected … Read more

How Old is Pope Francis?

Jorge Mario Bergoglio or Pope Francis is the bishop of Rome and the leader of the Roman Catholic Church. He is considered to be the pope of firsts as he is the first pope from the Jesuit order, the first from South America, and the first pope from the Western Hemisphere. Read this and find … Read more