[Universal] bishop is “a word of proud address that I have forbidden….None of my predecessors ever wished to use this profane word [‘universal’]….But I say it confidently, because whoever calls himself ‘universal bishop’ or wishes to be so called, is in his self-exaltation Antichrist’s precursor, for in his swaggering he sets himself before the rest.”
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This comes from Gregory the Great (540-604), who affirmed the primacy of the office of the Bishop of Rome, while at the same time rejecting the title, "universal bishop." The quotes come from a number of Gregory's letters found in NPNF 2 ser.XII. i. 75-76; ii. 170, 171, 179, 166, 169, 222, 225.