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{{quote|Ignatius, who is also called Theophorus, to the Church which has obtained mercy, through the majesty of the Most High Father, and Jesus Christ, His only-begotten Son; the Church which is beloved and enlightened by the will of Him that willeth all things which are according to the love of Jesus Christ our God, which also presides in the place of the region of the Romans, worthy of God, worthy of honour, worthy of the highest happiness, worthy of praise, worthy of obtaining her every desire, worthy of being deemed holy, and which presides over love, is named from Christ, and from the Father, which I also salute in the name of Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father: to those who are united, both according to the flesh and spirit, to every one of His commandments; who are filled inseparably with the grace of God, and are purified from every strange taint, [I wish] abundance of happiness unblameably, in Jesus Christ our God.<ref>[http://www.ellopos.net/elpenor/greek-texts/fathers/ignatius/epistle-romans.asp Epistle to the Romans]</ref>}}
 
J.H. Srawley concedes that the Roman church ''presides'' but argues that it is unclear as to what area the act of ''presiding'' ("presides in the place of the region of the Romans" and "presides over love") refers to. He argues that the act of ''presiding'' may be simply of those churches in the ''region of the Romans,'' that is, those in Italy.<ref>Srawley, J. H., (1919), ''The Epistles of St Ignatius'' (The Macmillan Company; NY), p70</ref>
 
===Tome of Leo===