Bishops in the Roman Catholic Church

This paper will discuss the role of the Bishop inside the Roman Catholic Church. Bishops are a key position of leadership in the largest Christian body in the world that has endured centuries of different climates and circumstances. To do that, this paper will look at three topics in regard to this office. Firstly, we will discuss how the office of the Bishop came about via Apostolic succession. Secondly, we will discuss the role Bishops play as a single collegial unit. Thirdly, we will discuss the role of Bishops inside the local church.