Originally Posted by MattHughesRocks
Whats the deal with "the pope"? I don't even get what he's for. Isn't he just like a lead pastor in a Christian church? Why do people cry and kiss his hand when he's near? Do they think he's God or something?
I just posted this on my Facebook but no one has answered. Granted it was only 5 minutes ago but I'm really confused
The Catholics to believe him to be God's direct representative on earth. The only remaing apostle, essentially.