On the following slides is a
list the bishops of Rome from
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
There is no greater "order" according to
the Bible. The Catholic
Church teaches this. Other titles are
only honorary and
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
fathers, for I became your father in Christ Jesus through
Therefore, I urge you, be imitators of me.