Originally Posted by o_mlly
Two of your three categories do not fit the pope's qualifications for possessing political or financial authority. Recall the Christian tenets: he who would lead must serve, he who would be first shall be last.
He is qualified to do as the Spirit directs him, if it be political or financial authority then it is as it is. He serves
well the Christian Faithful through his leadership, he is last
because he puts his flock first by tending to their needs.