He is already counted among the ranks of the Catholic clergy who defended his people from the murder and torture of tyrants, not unlike Archbishop Oscar Romero of San Salvador, Jaime Cardinal Sin, and Archbishop Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Buenos Aires, now Pope Francis, the bishop of Rome
Their letter predates the Theses of Martin Luther by three years, and though they agreed in principles with some points in previous reformers' understanding of the problems and their solutions, Beall says, their orientation was fully in support of the core of traditional doctrine and of the supremacy of the bishop of Rome
and the steadfast tradition of previous councils.
If Peter was the preeminent apostle, the logic went, the bishop of Rome
must be the preeminent bishop.
Francis has been keen to insist that he is perhaps first and foremost the bishop of Rome
Pope Francis ([b] 17 December 1936) is the Catholic Church's current Pope, an ancient title he holds ex officio as Bishop of Rome
, in which capacity he is Sovereign ad vitam of the Vatican City State.
In The Footsteps Of St Peter takes him to Israel and Italy, doing detective work on Jesus' right-hand man - the first Bishop of Rome
This was the idea that Christ's commission to Peter in Matthew 16:18-19 was properly understood as a divine mandate to any bishop of Rome
to wield authority over the whole church.
He adds that the bishop of Rome
should remain the sign of unity and love among the churches.
It is sad to say that never again did the Bishop of Rome
behave in so apostolic a manner, besieged from that time on by worldly concerns which ultimately started to redirect the Church from spiritual paths.
121) and himself as the equivalent of the bishop of Rome
POPE FRANCIS was formally installed as Bishop of Rome
yesterday in a ceremony characterised by more simplicity than the usual pomp enjoyed by papal predecessors.
Binay also carried the President's letter congratulating the new Bishop of Rome