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The Pope was the head bishop in early Christianity. Following the church's division, it was a title exclusive to the Catholic Church. The Pope was addressed as Your Holiness. (TV: The Crusade, The Vampires of Venice, Extremis) Additonally, the Pope was known as the Bishop of Rome. (TV: Extremis)
In 1190, King Richard the Lionheart tried to arrange a marriage between his sister Princess Joanna and his enemy Saladin's brother Saphadin in order to broker peace between the English and the Saracens. Joanna herself, however, refused to do so, telling Richard that the Pope would never permit her marriage to "that infidel". (TV: The Crusade)
In 2008, when Maria Jackson claimed that the Bubble Shock! factory was being run by aliens, Kelsey Hooper sarcastically stated that everyone was an alien, including the Pope. (TV: Invasion of the Bane)
In 2097, an unnamed female Pope made a papal visit to Mars in order to anoint the first Martian bishops. This was done to improve relations between Martians and humans. The Daleks made an assassination attempt. (PROSE: The Gallifrey Chronicles)
In 3278, according to the Fourth Doctor, the official papal seat of the Catholic Church was situated in the Betelgeuse system. Instead, Lucian was the Pope of the Catholic Church Apostolic in the fictional Europa. (PROSE: Managra)