There is an Eastern Church that is not a Catholic Church? Does this church have a separate pope? Are there other denominations that call the leader of the church pope?
Asked by Anonymous at 11:39 PM on Apr. 20, 2010 in Religion & Beliefs
Early in Christianity, the title "pope" was used for most estern bishops but eventually it was used in only for the Bishop of Rome who is the leader of the Catholic Church. The Catholic Church includes Latin rites and Eastern rites all of which are in full communion with the pope in Rome and agree to the primacy of the Bishop of Rome (aka the Pope).
The leader of the Coptic Orthodox Church uses the title Pope too - the Pope of Alexandria. The Coptic Orthodox Church is NOT in communion with the Catholic Church and NOT in communion with Eastern Orthodox churches, however they are in communion with other Oriental Orthodox Churches. But it's my understanding that the Pope of Alexandria is only thought of as the leader of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria and not of all the Oreintal Orthodox Churches.
Answer by eringobrough at 2:39 PM on Apr. 21, 2010
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Answer by Shaneagle777 at 12:14 AM on Apr. 21, 2010
Roman Catholic Church.
Answer by Anonymous at 12:47 AM on Apr. 21, 2010
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Answer by eringobrough at 2:45 PM on Apr. 21, 2010
Answer by eringobrough at 2:53 PM on Apr. 21, 2010
Answer by hot-mama86 at 2:59 PM on Apr. 21, 2010
One pope, but different ranks leading up
and the Coptic pope is the one pope?
Answer by Anonymous at 5:16 PM on Apr. 21, 2010