Pope, Roman Catholic Church
How’s this for a job description? According to the doctrine of Papal Supremacy, the Pope enjoys “supreme, full, immediate, and universal power” over the souls of 1.2 billion Catholics around the world. They turn to the Vicar of Christ for the final word on life’s most personal decisions, including birth control, abortion, marriage, and euthanasia. As the leader of Vatican City, he’s also the head of state. Of course, the pope faces dissent anyway—recently from “radical feminist” American nuns.
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