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Extended discussion of the emergence of monoepiscopacy is not really relevant
There's a long section discussing how monoepiscopacy emerged, but it's not really relevant to the PAPACY as such. Maybe it needs to be shortened - or separated out as context with a separate heading? Ender's Shadow Snr (talk) 10:45, 23 March 2014 (UTC)
Actually this issue is very relevant, as the papacy appears to be the culmination of a tendency to centralize power. In the NT there are always plural bishops/elders in a city church, whenever the situation is explained. We see a tendency to develop monarchal bishop with Diotrephes of 3 John, who loved to have the pre-eminence. The papacy appears to the end of a chain of development: plural bishops > monarchal bishop > patriarch > pope, with the title of pope coming only hundreds of years after Pentecost. (EnochBethany (talk) 20:00, 6 June 2014 (UTC))
Deletion of Claim That Protestants Agree on a Focus on Peter
I deleted that statement, as it was supported only by a citation from a RCC source. It also is obviously false. Protestants don't agree on much of anything at all. They are split on traditional denominational lines as well as crosswise into Biblicists and evangelicals vs liberals/modernists. In a given denomination there will be drastic differences of opinion on practically everything also. Some want to bless men lying with men by a wedding ceremony. Others abominate it. Some have women in authority, others oppose it. Some believe the Bible is God's Word, others reject it. Some think Jesus is God, for others he is a good teacher. Protestants do not agree in any primacy of Peter. Some may, some may not. This varies across denominations and in denominations. Starting out a sentence claiming that "Most Protestants agree that" can be deleted without reading any further. And BTW, there are also big differences between those who are independent of all denominations, not being either Protestant or Catholic. And RCC persons likewise have big disagreements between each other. For example, the USA Supreme Court is Roman Catholic, and it endorses baby-murder. (EnochBethany (talk) 20:00, 6 June 2014 (UTC))
In the section Monarchical episcopate, what does the information presented have to do with the caption? It does not mention monarchy. Wouldn't this better apply to a section re the Papal States? If it means to suggest some pre-eminence of status, than perhaps another phrase would be clearer. Mannanan51 (talk) 20:26, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
Correction for external links to Catholic.com
Hi, It would be more according to reality if the word 'catholic' would be augmented and cited of mentioned as 'Roman catholic', because there is more than one catholic church. The pope presides the 'roman' type of catholicism. Thank you. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 18.104.22.168 (talk) 11:26, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
This has been discussed to death already over the years. Catholic Church is the proper term because that is the organization's name and it is the largest, most well known organization with that name. Also, there are 23 rites of the Catholic Church in communion with the pope that are decidedly NOT "Roman" and take great offense to being called such.