The Pope and the Roman Catholic Church Essay by Master Researcher

The Pope and the Roman Catholic Church
Discusses the political role of the Pope in comporary Roman Catholicism.
# 32827 | 2,650 words | 9 sources | 2002 | US
Published on Oct 25, 2003 in History (Leaders) , Religion and Theology (Other)

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The role of the Papacy in contemporary Roman Catholicism is discussed with attention to more political than religious or theological questions. It is argued that the Papacy has acquired new significance in a world giving formal attention to human rights and contrasts existing between the developed countries and the Third World. The Papacy is associated with controversy and the current day is one of papal comment on issues more than religious matters governing Roman Catholics.

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