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Re: about that "Pope" question a while ago

Poster: "Doug and Maria, Sven and Ginevra" <ginevra@bellsouth.net>

>Poster: "Rowanwald Central" <rownwald@gte.net>
>I was reading a new (to me) book and found a quote that I thought I'd
>share, as it answered a question that was left "hanging" in our previous
>" In the West the first among bishops was the
>bishop of Rome. He did not become pope until
>the fifth century; previously all bishops were
>called 'papa'.

Curious.  In Italian the word papa means Pope.


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