On the following slides is a list
the bishops of Rome
Peter to Benedict XVI. Historians both secular and ecclesiastical
concur with a final list published by the Vatican Library.
The only biblical "claim to fame" of these men is that they are
bishops. There is no greater "order" according to
the Bible. The Catholic Church teaches this. Other titles are
only honorary and organizational.
The Catholic Church has also taken Paul at his word.
1 Corinthians 4:14-16
I am writing you this not to shame you, but to admonish
you as my beloved children. Even if you should have
countless guides to Christ, yet you do not have many
I became your father
in Christ Jesus through
the gospel. Therefore, I urge you, be imitators of me.