There are currently no less than 4 reigning popes:
- Pope Francis, the head of the Roman Catholic Church and sovereign of the State of the Vatican City
- Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark
- Patriarch Theodore II of Alexandria, His Divine Beatitude the Pope and Patriarch of the Great City of Alexandria, Libya, Pentapolis, Ethiopia, All Egypt and All Africa, Father of Fathers, Pastor of Pastors, Prelate of Prelates, the Thirteenth of the Apostles and Judge of the Ecumene
- Peter III, Pope of the Palmarian Catholic Church
[accurate as of March 1st, 2023]
NB: As the comments on this post indicate, I seem to have left out several popes of Oriental Orthodox Churches. I will add these ASAP.24,910 views
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This is not in the whole world !!! There are currently 6 popes in the Oriental Orthodox Churches… this only talks about Europeans and there relations…
You are correct, and I will amend the posting soon! 👍🏻
Where’s that update?
Ouch… I promised that update 11 months ago, didn’t I? My apologies.
Right now, I’m moving into a new place, but as soon as I’m online, etc., I will add them. 🤗