I need some help on this, especially with words from Gregory himself. This individual, as usual, refuses to see that Peter is the rock, so it appears the Scriptural position is moot for him.
from an 'Orthodox' Christian wrote:
Jesus Christ gave Peter the authority to bind and loose in Matthew 16:19, and gives that same power to all of the apostles in Matthew 18:18. In the ancient church, the Petrine see was in every diocese of the catholic church, not just Rome. Every bishop rightfully sits upon the Chair of Peter, the rock built by his confession of faith. It was only later that the view of the Roman bishop as universal (condemned by Gregory) developed. St. Cyprian also viewed the Petrine see as in every local diocese. Even Catholic scholars will admit this, but try to dance around or dismiss it.
"Was it not the case, as your Fraternity knows, that the prelates of this Apostolic See which by the providence of God I serve, had the honour offered them of being called universal by the venerable Council of Chalcedon. But yet not one of them has ever wished to be called by such a title, or seized upon this ill-advised name, lest if, in virtue of the rank of the pontificate, he took to himself the glory of singularity, he might seem to have denied it to all his brethren."