After defeating the papal forces in 1870, the Italian government ... Rome became
once again, for the first time in ...
The pope is the bishop of Rome. The name derives from a Greek word pappas,
meaning father, and Rome's bishop is seen as ...
Catholics believe that the bishop of Rome inherits the mantle of Peter, apostle of
Jesus Christ who was entrusted with the administration of his church after he ...
The Origin of the Papacy ... The question remains: “When did the papacy begin?
... Rome in the West and Constantinople in the East gained greater prominence ...
Jun 26, 2009 ... The Roman Church grew in power as the Roman government declined. And
The pope and his brother increased their army and returned to Rome, but a body
.... to the papacy... the strife that originated was always an occasion of scandal, ...
Dec 31, 2014 ... The office and jurisdiction of the bishop of Rome, the pope (Latin papa, from
Greek pappas, “father”), who presides over the central government ...
Origins of the Papacy. The beginnings of the Papacy (From the Greek Pappas : '
Father') may be traced to Christ's words to Peter: “And I say to thee: That thou art
Those words, which now circle the dome of St. Peter's Basilica in Rome, serve as
the biblical mandate for the papacy. All popes are considered symbolic ...
"[Simon Peter said to Simon Magus in Rome:] 'For you now stand in direct
opposition to me, who am a firm rock, the foundation of the Church' [Matt. 16:18]"