Gee, I thought (with our free will and all) it was up to each individual person on earth, through the Grace of God, to decide whether they choose to know and serve God and follow Jesus Christ. I do believe God has left that decision, to each and every one of us here on earth. Including Popes and plain unadorned bible believing followers. The Church does not portend to arbitrate any such thing. His Church's primary role is to follow the directions given to the Apostles by Jesus Christ during His time on earth.