I am a Protestant and am trying to learn more about the Catholic Faith. I understand how Catholics call Peter the first Pope (Matthew 16:17), but I do not find where Jesus told Peter to pass on this role. Where in the Bible does Jesus say to continue a line of “head of the church”?
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]Apostolic Succession (Fathers)
]Peter’s Successors (Fathers)
*] - Original Catholic EncyclopediaApostolic Succession
*]Successors of the Apostles (This Rock: July-August 2001)
*]? (This Rock: April Apostolic Succession**…**