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The title was also used historically by the pre-[[Great Schism|schism]] [[Church of Rome]] (and its modern descendent, the [[Roman Catholic Church]]) and continues to be used by the [[Oriental Orthodox]] [[Church of Alexandria (Coptic)|Coptic Orthodox Church]].  The Eastern Orthodox Patriarch of Alexandria holds the title of Pope, but usually uses [[Patriarch]].
 
The title was also used historically by the pre-[[Great Schism|schism]] [[Church of Rome]] (and its modern descendent, the [[Roman Catholic Church]]) and continues to be used by the [[Oriental Orthodox]] [[Church of Alexandria (Coptic)|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''.
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[[Old Believers]] use the word ''pope'' as a synonym for ''priest'', though when addressing a priest Old Believers will usually call him ''babushka'' (father).
  
 
==Current popes==
 
==Current popes==

Revision as of 20:49, September 10, 2006

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, though when addressing a priest Old Believers will usually call him babushka (father).

Current popes

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