You are right; not all things require a citation. I’m probably wiser to push more for a citation in the individual posts that I find need it.
I think this one is a perfect example:
My question was "is there a “technical” way to get that title [The Great]?"
and the answer was “Yes, he would have to be named so by another pope.”
I’ve searched and searched - including this Forum - and found no reference to anything official…but lots of guesses…
My best guess is
— The Church does not have a policy or procedure on naming a Pope “The Great”, however in the past only two Popes have chosen to give a previous one this title…and the faithful have followed suit and rememembered them designated thus —
…or are we all guessing?
I’'ve started a new thread on this specific issue at
I’m quite curious.
…maybe I’m just too analytical (and know well that sometimes I’m only being the first four letters of analytical )