The Papal Monarchy
By: Ramsey Alahmad/Lorena Najera
What is the Papal Monarchy
The Pope is the Papal Monarchy. Catholicism is one of the largest religions of the world. The Pope is the head of the Catholic Church. The Pope is thought of as the leader, and thus a monarch to the Church. The Vatican, known as the Holy See, is kind of like the headquarters of the Catholic Church, and is where the Pope lives.
Vatican City is a sacerdotal-monarchical state, ruled by the bishop of Rome—the Pope. Below the Pope are priests, monks, nuns, missionaries, and other religious orders.
1. RANK: One must be a Cardinal to be elected Pope.
2. AGE: There are no official age requirements for being elected Pope, but the ideal age range is from one's late 50's to late 70's.
3. LANGUAGES: The person who would be Pope must speak at least 3 languages
Pope Benedict XVI
The current Pope of the Catholic Church.
Wear black or red vestments, depending on the occasion.
The first Pope of the Catholic Church, appointed by Jesus himself.