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What is the difference between Pope and Patriarch? Why does our Church have a pope and other churches (especially Orthodox Churches) only have Patriarchs?

Pope and Patriarch are linguistically synonyms because both terms refer to the same person at the top of the hierarchy of the Church. The Church of Alexandria uses both terms. His Holiness Pope Tawadros II is the 118th Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark. He is the archbishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church.
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