cardinals

  • currently 199 cardinals
  • commonly referred to as princes of the church
  • most occupy job of archibishops
  • main role is to elect new pope which is done in a conclave
  • only 80+ are allowed to vote for a new pope
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Roman Catholic Church

Roles of the roman catholic church

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Bishops

  • group can be traced to is apostles
  • unbroken line of succession of bishops laying hands by bishops makes them significant
  • able to be a cardinal, archibishop and pope
  • in charge of dioceses
  • catherdral holds a seat for them
  • only bishops can ordain clergy and presides over conformation
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Cardinals

  • currently 199 cardinals
  • commonly referred to as princes of the church
  • most occupy job of archibishops
  • main role is to elect new pope which is done in a conclave
  • only 80+ are allowed to vote for a new pope
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Priest and Parishes

  • diocese is split into parishes
  • each parish has a priest
  • priesthood started at the last supper
  • main role is the power to forgive sins, sacrement of reconsiliations, confessions.
  • another main role is to perform a eurcarist, to lead mass, represent christ.
  • women are unable to be a priest
  • responsible for leading worship and prayers within church
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Deacons

  • ordained deacon is said to be a threehold
  • which are word, litugy, and charity
  • word is a christian message to preech and teach the bible
  • litugy is to set public worship to support the priest, cant perform it though however able to carry out baptisms and marriages if no priest available
  • charity is where deacons can anoint the sick or celebrate mass.
  • deacons can not hear confessions or give absolution.
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Laity

  • laity means to be yourself
  • the function is to talk about how the kingdom of god is spread
  • lay minister uses the gift
  • meaning the laity do hospital work, listening role, councilling and organising events.
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