, once used with far greater latitude (see below, section V), is at present employed solely to denote the Bishop of Rome, who, in virtue of his position as successor of St.
Peter, is the chief pastor of the whole Church, the Vicar of Christ upon earth.
Some of these towns you'll have heard of, but some are hidden secrets that few foreign travelers have discovered.
From the Norwegian fjords to Italy's island of Sardinia, certain towns have an almost indefinable charm that enchants tourists and beckons them to linger.
Along with attractions to visit, these towns have real character, a sense of place, and a welcoming feel that is irresistible.
The actual temple, of which nothing survives, was to the north-east in the present Parco del Celio.
The actual site of the church was occupied by several private residences of the Imperial age, in which a process of gentrification can be observed.
Besides the bishopric of the Roman Diocese, certain other dignities are held by the pope as well as the supreme and universal pastorate: he is Archbishop of the Roman Province, Primate of Italy and the adjacent islands, and sole Patriarch of the Western Church.