This study is particularly important for the dialogue invited by John Paul II in the encyclical Ut unum sint, which acknowledges that "the Catholic Church's conviction that in the ministry of the Bishop of Rome
she has preserved the visible sign and guarantor of unity" (no.
Bishop Salvatore Fisichella, an auxiliary bishop of Rome
, said, "It was an example of great rudeness.
But that should not stop us from remembering this bishop of Rome
named Albino Luciani on October 17, the 91st year of his birth.
James Likoudis, The Divine Primacy of the Bishop of Rome
and Modern Eastern Orthodoxy: Letters to a Greek Orthodox on the Unity of the Church, 2002, $27.
It's hard to keep exact count, but this appears to be the 461st person proclaimed a saint by this present bishop of Rome
After his election in 1978, the pope said he would take his position as bishop of Rome
Who could have expected in 1965 that the Bishop of Rome
would not only visit the Great Synagogue of Rome for the first time in the two-millennia long history of Jewish-Christian relations, but would pray there with them in praise of the One God of Israel?
Hippolytus was appalled when Callistus was chosen bishop of Rome
Innocent I, the 40th pope, was an early proponent of centralized papal authority, declaring the bishop of Rome
"the head and summit of the episcopate.
When it is presided over by the Bishop of Rome
, the universality of the Church becomes visible.
The pope is bishop of Rome
," they maintained, "not bishop of any other city or diocese, not bishop of Cologne or of Breslau.
This exercise of papal authority occurs when the bishop of Rome
, either directly or through curial offices, intervenes in church affairs at the diocesan level or at the national or regional level (through bishops' conferences), because the local structures of leadership have been deemed incapable of addressing a pressing pastoral or doctrinal matter or out of a concern for the unity of faith and communion.