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According to Pope (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, Pope is a Scottish surname meaning father. It has nothing to do with the Roman church.


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Why did the Bishop of Rome accept (and retains until today) the title “Pontifex Maximus” and how were the rights and duties transferred/transformed? Your source states that the Emperor Gratian gave up the title of Pontifex Maximus in 382 AD and then transferred it to Pope Damasus I. Indeed, it was not until the Empire split in two, with the Western Empire ...


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