The title was also used historically by the pre-[[Great Schism|schism]] [[Church of Rome]] (and its modern descendant, 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]].
The title Papa (Pope) was first used by Heraklas who was the thirteenth Bishop of Alexandria, from 232 to 249. The title was assumed by John I, the Bishop of Rome
, from 523 to 526.
[[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'' (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.
*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
*There are many other [[priest|priests]] and [[bishop|bishops]] that are called "pope".