Does Catholic Church acknowledge St. Paul the Apostle as consecrated Bishop during Apostolic times?
The answer is YES, if we accept the number of Popes who had chosen the name of St.Paul as their papal name.
Pope Paul I (757–767)
Pope Paul II (1464–1471)
Pope Paul III (1534–1549)
Pope Paul IV (1555–1559)
Pope Paul V (1605–1621)
The Bible informs us that Paul was a powerful orator and we have evidence of the impact of his public speaking, for example as recorded in Acts 17:16-34.
However, there is no “evidence” that Paul, having written or dictated letters to the various churches scattered throughout Italy, Greece and Asia, then stood up in the church and delivered his message like ...