The pope is regarded by Rome as the chief pastor of the whole church, the Vicar of Christ upon the earth. So how did the office of papacy become such an influential office in not only the Church of Rome but the entire world? What are the historical beginnings of the papacy? In this message, Dr. Sproul looks at the historical developments that have contributed to the rise of the papacy and its influence.
From the teaching series Roman Catholicism by R.C. Sproul.