Protestantism is a sect of the Christian body which was birthed on the premise of correcting the errors and excesses of the Roman Catholic Church.
It has its origins in Germany in 1517 with Luther Ninety-Five Theses publication, his reaction against the abuses of the Catholic Priests and Bishops at the expenses of the masses.
The place of the Pope is not found among the Protestant as everyone is equal before God. The core of Protestantism is that it acknowledges the Holy Bible as the Scripture alone and the infallible word of God, the highest authority of the church, having no other extra biblical affinity. It believed in the doctrine of Justification by faith alone and the universal priesthood of believers.