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Current popes
'''Pope''' is a title of honor, meaning "papa" or "father" in Greek, given to the [[Image:Emperor Benedict XVI.jpgprimate|thumb|Benedict XVI gives his State primatial bishop]] of the Empire Address.[[Church of Alexandria]].
'''Pope''' is a The title was also used historically by the pre-[[Great Schism|schism]] [[Church of honorRome]] (and its modern descendant, meaning "papa" in Greek, given the [[Roman Catholic Church]]) and continues to be used by the [[primate|primatial bishopOriental Orthodox]] of the [[Church of Alexandria(Coptic)|Coptic Orthodox Church]]. The Eastern Orthodox Patriarch of Alexandria holds the title of ''Pope'', but often uses [[Patriarch]].
The title Papa (Pope) was also first used historically by [[Heraklas of Alexandria|Heraklas]] who was the thirteenth Bishop of Alexandria, from 232 to 249. The title was assumed by John I, who was the pre-Bishop of Rome from 523 to 526. [[Old Believers]], [[Great SchismRussian Orthodox Church|schismRussian]] , [[Serbian Orthodox Church of Rome|Serbian]] (and its modern descendent, the [[Roman Catholic Bulgarian Orthodox Church|Bulgarian]]) and continues to be used by the , [[Oriental Romanian OrthodoxChurch|Romanian]] , [[Moldovan Orthodox Church of Alexandria (Coptic)|Coptic Malovan]], and [[Ukrainian Orthodox Church|Ukrainian]]Churches use the word ''pope'' (поп, піп) as a synonym for ''priest'', though when addressing a priest they will usually call him ''batiushka'' ("father"). However, depending on the speaker, this term might be one that is used derogatorily against the priest.
==Current popes==
*The current Orthodox Pope of Alexandria is [[Theodoros II (Choreftakis) of Alexandria|Theodoros II]].
*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 Francis.
*There are many other [[priest|priests]] and [[bishop|bishops]] that are called "pope".
*The current [[Roman Catholic Church|Roman CatholicCategory:Bishops]] Pope of Rome is [[Benedict XVI of Rome|Benedict XVI]].

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