Pope

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*The current [[Church of Alexandria (Coptic)|Coptic Orthodox]] Pope of Alexandria is [[Shenouda III (Gayyid) of Alexandria|Shenouda III]].   
 
*The current [[Church of Alexandria (Coptic)|Coptic Orthodox]] Pope of Alexandria is [[Shenouda III (Gayyid) of Alexandria|Shenouda III]].   
  
*The current [[Roman Catholic Church|Roman Catholic]] Pope of Rome is [[Benedict XVI of Rome|Benedict XVI]].
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*The current [[Roman Catholic Church|Roman Catholic]] Pope of Rome is [[Benedict XVI]].
  
 
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Pope is a title of honor, meaning papa or father in Greek, given to the primatial bishop of the Church of Alexandria.

The title was also used historically by the pre-schism Church of Rome (and its modern descendent, the Roman Catholic Church) and continues to be used by the Oriental Orthodox Coptic Orthodox Church. The Eastern Orthodox Patriarch of Alexandria holds the title of Pope, but usually uses Patriarch.

Old Believers use the word pope as a synonym for priest. However old believer popes or priests are usually addressed as babushka or father.

Current popes

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