I was talking to a Greek person and they mentioned something about not having a pope. I quickly said that the orthodox community did have a pope. We couldn’t come to a consensus because neither of us were that knowledgeable. When I got home I did some research; only to find that technically they were correct. There are bishops and then an arch bishop (the pope). I read that the bishops and the arch bishop have the same rank and authority. However, this clearly isn’t the case; the pope has much more authority and influence over decisions made in our church. I couldn’t find any accurate reading material to clarify this question. Can somebody please explain to me the technicalities of this topic.
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