What I don't understand is why we bow to the Pope. We are a protestant country, one that disavows the Pope and his authority. (Should the term Pope even be capitalized?) Why do we recognize the Holy See? And why did our Congress entertain the Pope's pronouncements that our nation like others had erred in refusing to pledge allegiance to Rome?
Why did our president honor him with official recognition? (Why does he provide official recognition for anything gay or transgendered for that matter?)
What is the hierarchy thens; the Pope, then Jesus, then God? Or is it Jesus, the Pope, and then God?
Who should we be praying to, or through? Who are we? Who do we serve?
Does the Pope live here, in us?