What are you talking about?? He was part of the Magisterium of the Church.
What successor of the Apostles laid hands on your or your preacher man?
The proposal was acceptable to the whole community, so they chose Stephen, a man filled with faith and the holy Spirit, also Philip, Prochorus, Nicanor, Timon, Parmenas, and Nicholas of Antioch, a convert to Judaism.
They presented these men to the apostles who prayed and laid hands on them. 4
Phillip later went on to preach in Samaria and after that he taught the scriptures to the dude from Ethiopia.
He is Saint . Saint Phillip the Evangelist to distinguish him from the Apostle.
So according to this definition I looked up.
In Catholicism, the Magisterium is the teaching authority of the Church. According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church: "The task of interpreting the Word of God authentically has been entrusted solely to the Magisterium of the Church, that is, to the Pope and to the bishops in communion with him.
For Phillip to be as you claimed part of this he had to be advised by the Pope or the Bishops as to what to teach the Ethiopian.
Now lets see what the word of God actually says instead of what you say and then decide whom to believe.
4 Therefore, those who had been scattered went about [b]preaching the word. 5 Philip went down to the city of Samaria and began proclaiming [c]Christ to them.
Notice that the church did not direct them to go preach. And here is the evidence of that.
14 Now when the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had received the word of God, they sent them Peter and John, 15 who came down and prayed for them that they might receive the Holy Spirit.
If the apostles did not know of this preaching because the verse says they HEARD the word had be received. SO we know that this was not church directed from Jerusalem.
Also notice that Peter was not acting in a POPE status as HE was sent.
26 But an angel of the Lord spoke to Philip saying,“Get up and go south to the road that descends from Jerusalem to Gaza.”([h]This is a desert road.) 27 So he got up and went; and there was an Ethiopian eunuch, a court official of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was in charge of all her treasure; and he had come to Jerusalem to worship,
NOTICE whom sent Phillip. Not the church.
Good luck explaining this away Catholics. In the words of Mark Eden Your ignores is showing forth. And you have no idea.