What does it take to become a pope?

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  1. Pacesetter Abbey profile image48
    Pacesetter Abbeyposted 2 years ago

    What does it take to become a pope?

    We all know that a pope is a widely known leader of the majority of Christians world wide, but before a Christian individual can get to such great post it will definitely require a lot of things.
    What does it really take to become a pope ?

  2. dashingscorpio profile image88
    dashingscorpioposted 2 years ago


    The current pope has to die or step down.
    Technically, the only requirements of becoming pope are that you be male and a practicing Catholic. This leaves a pretty wide field, but popes for the last 600 years have been (cardinals) who are elected in a papal conclave by other cardinals.
    A papal conclave is a meeting of the College of Cardinals convened to {elect} a new Bishop of Rome, also known as the Pope.
    The cardinals vote by secret ballot, processing one by one up to Michelangelo's fresco of the Last Judgment, saying a prayer and dropping the twice-folded ballot in a large chalice.
    Four rounds of balloting are taken every day until a candidate receives two-thirds of the vote.
    The ballots of the final round are burned with chemicals producing white smoke to signal to the world the election of a new pope.

  3. manatita44 profile image83
    manatita44posted 2 years ago

    Nice question. Since I am not religious, I cannot answer this one. What does it take to become a God-lover?

    I'm going to be fair, as this is a different question. So if you feel that you need my humble attempt at an answer, then ask this question. Much Love, Lawal. Peace.

  4. celafoe profile image62
    celafoeposted 2 years ago

    first you have to believe you are God's replacement.

    1. Pacesetter Abbey profile image48
      Pacesetter Abbeyposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      God's replacement???
      I'm sorry, but that sounds unrealistic to me. Are you trying to compare man with God?

    2. celafoe profile image62
      celafoeposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      no, the pope acts as god to the catholic church.  he usurps the place of  the real God which is one of the reasons that the popes church is christian
      (serves a false god) church and not a part the Christian church which serves the real God

    3. Pacesetter Abbey profile image48
      Pacesetter Abbeyposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      Okay, now I get you.
      Thanks for the response.
      Please try and use the lower case 'g' next time.


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