Succession History


Is there a record of the Papal and Bishop’s succession dating back to Peter, Paul, Ignatius?



There is a record for Peter and Ignatius.



There’s not one for Paul because he didn’t occupy an episcopal chair, he was a traveling missionary-bishop and that position didn’t have just one individual successor.

The five major Sees, Rome, Jerusalem, Antioch, Alexandria, and Constantinople have lists of successors. I don’t think any others do, but some metropolitan dioceses might, like Lyons, France for example. (I’ve never checked.)


Thank you! :slight_smile:


Oh so Paul never really have a successor but many? interesting. Thank you for the information. I appreciate it so much.


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