I am currently playing as the Pope on Crusader Kings 2, and I've noticed that the Church's Authority is fairly low. Is there any way to get it higher? Also, is there any way to call crusades, like AI popes do? So far, being the Pope is fairly generic, just you get notifications every second. Does it bring about any unique positives?
EDIT: What happens if you become a heretic as the Pope?
EDIT 2: I just experimented transforming myself into a heretic using cheats... what happened next was pretty retarded: I found out that I was a heretic, told my Court Chaplain about this, he sent a letter to me telling me that I was a heretic, I chose to believe him and branded myself a heretic. Dude what.