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, 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.
- The current Orthodox Pope of Alexandria is Theodoros II.