Actually, the Church only had one Pope ordained by Jesus. The next couple are in Question. They say Linus then Clement. Or Clement then Linus.309
The RCC had two first popes!!!!
According to Catholics, Peter was the first pope.
According to historians, Leo I (440-461) was the first pope... some 400 years after Christ, per misled Catholics, made Peter the first pope!!!!
The Papacy took a couple yrs to really take shape.
In fact, the writings of the NT didn't come to fruition until after Clement of Rome already had his Mark on Christianity. Clearly, this man had some sort of authority when he wrote.
Hey hoJo, ill be at the Cathedral of Saint Paul tomorrow for the daily mass. 8:00 am. On the left in a black or blue hoodie. Stop and chat after!