Monday, June 14, 2004

Titles of the Pope

Titles of the Pope, according to TU ES PETRUS:

- His Holiness The Pope;
- Bishop Of Rome And Vicar Of Jesus Christ;
- Successor Of St. Peter, Prince Of The Apostles;
- Supreme Pontiff Of The Universal Church;
- Patriarch Of The West;
- Servant Of The Servants Of God;
- Primate Of Italy;
- Archbishop And Metropolitan Of The Roman Province;
- Sovereign Of Vatican City State.

The Wikipedia states:

The title 'Pope' is an informal one; the formal title of the Pope is 'Bishop of Rome, Vicar of Jesus Christ, Successor of the Prince of the Apostles, Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church, Patriarch of the West, Primate of Italy, Archbishop and Metropolitan of the Roman Province, Sovereign of the State of the Vatican City, Servant of the Servants of God', although this is rarely seen or used in full...

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

My favorite is 'primate of italy'

Anonymous said...

Sic transit gloria mundi.

Teclarosa said...

If you want to sum up the very deepest nature of who John Paul II was, look no further than the very last of his titles:

"The Servant of the Servants of God."

He most certainly was!!

Rest well, Holy Father.

Anonymous said...

As a Lutheran I can say that the good news about Pope Benedict XVI is that he is German. However, as a Lutheran, the bad news about Pope Benedict XVI is that he is German. As a German he certain knows about Luther and what Luther means to Germany. Undoubtely he also knows contemporary Lutherans. Fortunately he seems to have chosen the path of reconciliation, and I pray that God blesses him in that path.