What is owed to the Pope and bishops by the faithful?

Mission Lab

The Pope and the bishops are owed honor, respect, obedience and love by the faithful.

We obey the fourth commandment of God, and thus serve Him and His Church, when we honor, love, respect, and obey the Pope and the bishops in union with him.

To be a Catholic means to believe that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, established the Church to continue His work of redemption throughout all ages. Since the average Catholic cannot probe the depths of philosophical and theological arguments, he turns with security and peace to the teaching authority of the Church, to which Our Lord promised immunity from error through the help of the Holy Spirit, to learn with assurance what he must believe and do to attain Salvation.