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'''Pope''' is a title of honor, meaning ''papa'' or ''father'' in Greek, given to the [[primate|primatial bishop]] of the [[Church of Alexandria]].   
 
'''Pope''' is a title of honor, meaning ''papa'' or ''father'' in Greek, given to the [[primate|primatial bishop]] of the [[Church of Alexandria]].   
  
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.
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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 often uses [[Patriarch]].
  
 
[[Old Believers]], [[Russian Orthodox Church|Russian]], [[Serbian Orthodox Church|Serbian]], [[Bulgarian Orthodox Church|Bulgarian]], [[Romanian Orthodox Church|Romanian]], [[Moldovan Orthodox Church|Malovan]], and [[Ukrainian Orthodox Church|Ukrainian]] Churches use the word ''pope'' as a synonym for ''priest'', though when addressing a priest they will usually call him ''babushka'' (''father''). However, depending on the speaker, this term might be one that is used derogatorily against the priest.
 
[[Old Believers]], [[Russian Orthodox Church|Russian]], [[Serbian Orthodox Church|Serbian]], [[Bulgarian Orthodox Church|Bulgarian]], [[Romanian Orthodox Church|Romanian]], [[Moldovan Orthodox Church|Malovan]], and [[Ukrainian Orthodox Church|Ukrainian]] Churches use the word ''pope'' as a synonym for ''priest'', though when addressing a priest they will usually call him ''babushka'' (''father''). However, depending on the speaker, this term might be one that is used derogatorily against the priest.
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==Current popes==
 
==Current popes==
*The current Greek Orthodox Pope of Alexandria is H.H. Pope [[Theodoros II]].
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*The current Orthodox Pope of Alexandria is [[Theodoros II (Choreftakis) of Alexandria|Theodoros II]].
 
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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]].
 
*The current [[Roman Catholic Church|Roman Catholic]] Pope of Rome is [[Benedict XVI]].
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*There are many other [[priest|priests]] and [[bishop|bishops]] that are called "pope".
  
*There are many other [[priest|priests]] and [[bishop|bishops]] that are called "pope".
 
 
[[Category:Bishops]]
 
[[Category:Bishops]]

Revision as of 05:09, April 11, 2007

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 often uses Patriarch.

Old Believers, Russian, Serbian, Bulgarian, Romanian, Malovan, and Ukrainian Churches use the word pope as a synonym for priest, though when addressing a priest they will usually call him babushka (father). However, depending on the speaker, this term might be one that is used derogatorily against the priest.


Current popes

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