Does the Catholic Church have leaders?

Mission Lab

Yes, in God’s plan, the Catholic Church is a hierarchical society. It is a people guided by its bishops, who are in union with the Pope, the Bishop of Rome.

By means of the Sacrament of Holy Orders, bishops (the successors of the Apostles) and priests have received the powers of Jesus Christ. Bishops and priests, together with deacons, are those in the Church who have been given the authority to teach for Christ, to distribute His sacramental graces to mankind, and to watch over His flock. Christ continues His work in the Church, in a special way, through the ministry of His bishops, priests, and deacons.