Who was the first pope?

Saint Peter, one of the Twelve Apostles, is known as the first Bishop of Rome, i.e., the first pope ever. Thus, all popes that came afterward are considered to be his descendants. This number is now higher than 260. Catholic teaching implies that Jesus Christ wanted Saint Peter to have a unique position in the … Read more

Early Christian Writings

Early Christianity is associated with the period between the origin of the Christian faith, somewhere between 30 to 36 all the way to the First Council of Nicaea in 325. The period is further divided into Apostolic Age (c. 30-100) and the Ante-Nicene Period (c. 100-325). At first, Christianity was considered as just another Judaist … Read more