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1

What is the combined authority of the Pope and the bishops called?

It's called the magisterium

2

What do the Catholics believe about the church?

It is guided by the holy spirit

3

Where has the authority of the apostles been passed down to?

The bishops (apostolic authority)

4

What is the pope often called?

The pontiff, which comes from the word pontifical. Pontifical because it's based only on the pope.

5

Why is the church called "conciliar?"

Because councils are held to make decisions and update decisions.

6

Why is the church against exploitation and greed?

Because this can lead to inequality and suffering.