This was off topic elsewhere and so I opened this to address these allegations.
Hot news flash for you. You need to look into the Pope’s actual lifestyle. You have no idea what you are talking about.
WHERE in the bible does Christ direct Paul to create a multimillion dollar building (The Vatican- where many died in the production of).
I imagine that some people have indeed died during the centuries that the Vatican was under construction, but so what? I don’t know of any who perished as slave labor or anything weird like that. Just because someone dies while working on a project doesn’t make it morally wrong. If that were true then you could indict a great many edifices that have been built throughout history. :rolleyes:
HOW in the world do you get the “pope” from “on this rock I build my church.”?
I suggest that you read some of the following articles that deal with this. Church & Papacy
I feel that Catholics are assuming divinity when it is not expressed in Scripture.
You feel wrong then.
Nowhere in Catholic teaching will you find any such thing. That kind of rhetoric is generally only found among people who have some kind of anti-Catholic agenda. (not attributing that you you BTW because I figure it’s just something that you’ve heard.)
And WHERE does he get the ability to “bless” people?
The same place that you do.
Go back in your Bible and look up all the people who blessed others like the story of Esau and Jacob and the blessing (that is often quoted today) that Moses used in Numbers 6:22-27.