As most people know, the Pope is a man of Catholic faith. After one Pope dies, another is voted into their place. Currently, the Pope is Benedict 16. But also known as Pope Francis. Most people do not even know anything about the Pope who has taken over, so here is a little information about the man below the papal hat.
Pope Francis was ordained in 1969 into the Vatican as a Cardinal. Then spent many years with the Catholic church and on March 13, 2013, he became the new Pope. Pope Francis is the first Americas from Buenos Aires, Argentina to be sworn into the Catholic church and become Pope in all the history. He is now 76 years old.
Now to even become a Cardinal in the Catholic church, you have to be at least 22 years old. To be a bishop you have to be at least 30. The only way that you can even become a Cardinal in the Vatican church is that you have to be anywhere between 22 and no older than 88 years old. But you can only enter the conclave when a Pope has died.
For the Catholic faith to be the Pope is the highest you can ever go. You become the man closest to God himself. When the Pope leaves to go anywhere, there are millions of people around, and he normally rides in a bullet proof glass box. No one but the Pope and the people that live in the Vatican have actually ever really been inside the place. But there have to TV channels like the geographic who have been able to go inside, but not everywhere, just curtain places. A lot of things happen while inside those walls, its rather really amazing to even see.
They have people who will sit for hours and re-do all the tapestries and paintings that have been on the walls for years. They have men who are just the army that do practices almost on a daily basis. Mass is conducted several times a day as well. No matter what is going on with most of the people inside the walls the Pope spends most of his time praying and doing what ever needs to be done when his advisers come to him with what ever that have.
There are some non-Catholics who know that there is a Pope but do not really even care, because they are not of that faith. People judge Catholics to harshly for the crimes that only a few have committed and think that all Catholics are the same. That is like saying “Because one race of person shoots another, that they are all the same.” It is not true.