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Re: Pope?

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April 09, 2005 05:10AM
Not in the way in which the Roman Catholic Church use the term. The Church was divided into several areas or Patriarchates: Rome, Alexandria, Antioch, Jerusalem and Constantinople. Each of these had a Patriarch over that particular Patriarchate. A Patriarch is really a bishop who is given pre-eminence among the other bishops in the Patriarchate but in essence has no more authority or power... unlike the Roman Pope. In the Orthodox Church the synod of bishops has the authority rather than a single bishop.
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Karen April 07, 2005 06:05AM

Re: Pope?

James April 09, 2005 05:10AM