Bishop of Rome

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Noun1.Bishop of Rome - the head of the Roman Catholic ChurchBishop of Rome - the head of the Roman Catholic Church
papacy, pontificate - the government of the Roman Catholic Church
spiritual leader - a leader in religious or sacred affairs
Catholic - a member of a Catholic church
antipope - someone who is elected pope in opposition to another person who is held to be canonically elected; "the antipopes resided in Avignon during the Great Schism"
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O'Malley, being a good historian--he is professor of religion at Georgetown University in Washington--knows that the only way to answer that important question is to look back across the 2,000 or so years of the bishopric of Rome and ask what popes have done.
Several days later there is solemn and simple ceremony to install the new pontiff, when he is bestowed with a special woollen stole-like collar denoting the bishopric of Rome.
After Victor, through the end of the fifth century, Miltiades and Gelasius continued to mold the bishopric of Rome along lines approaching the medieval papacy.