Here's a pope who knew personally more than one of the Apostles -- the ACTUAL APOSTLES -- and wrote a document that was thiiiis close to being included in the canon of the Bible. Batting cleanup for the young church at Pope #4, it’s St. Clement I.
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Mentioned on the Podcast
- Clement's First Epistle to the Corinthians: http://www.earlychristianwritings.com/text/1clement-roberts.html
- Joe Heschmeyer on St. Clement I: http://shamelesspopery.com/did-the-papacy-exist-while-john-was-alive/