"Based upon what the word "pope" means."
Pope is translated as "father". If your giving the title "father" to whomever runs your church, that's your business. Peter was never a "super Apostle" he was one of twelve. If you were going to give a title to the "top" Apostle the evidence would rest with James the brother of Jesus, or John the Apostle who never ran away.
Who said anything about "super apostle?"
Catholics went with the one Christ instructed to "Feed my sheep."