What is the Popes salary?

pope salary

A search on “Pope salary” lead us to a thread from a message board, where someone had posed just that question. According to one reply, the Pope’s compensation consists of, “a place to stay and something to eat. I’m sure he does not receive a salary as you or I would think of a paycheck.” We searched for confirmation and uncovered another site, beliefnet. There we found another answer to your question: “The Pope does not receive any pay, nor does he have a bank account.” Try and try as we might, we could find no other mention of compensation for the Pope. We did learn that he is an elected official who, according to the New Advent Catholic Encyclopedia, is “the Bishop of Rome, who, in virtue of his position as successor of St. Peter, is th