The Pope: just another human trying to tell YOU what YOUR God supposedly wants. Ever stop to think why some being with such limitless cosmic power needs any human to tell other humans what to think/do/feel/believe? Why would any of them be any better than any other? They are no more holy than anyone else, and you are just as capable of talking to your god as any other.
You are your Pope, get it? Embrace your free will; you're already subjugating yourself to an alleged aethereal being, don't go wilfully subjugating yourself to another HUMAN with nothing to back it up but his word, as well.
Be your own backbone.
**Note: really, REALLY trying to NOT rant about religion, just had to get that out.**