Green’s Dictionary of Slang

pape n.

[SE papist]

a Roman Catholic; also as adj.

[US](con. 1900s) S. Lewis Elmer Gantry 105: It talks about bishops, and that means Episcopal bishops — the papes and the Methodists are uncanonical bishops.
[UK]K. Mackenzie Living Rough 175: He’s a pape and she’s a prodistan’.
[US]D. Maurer Big Con 202: All grifters who are papes go to the kirk regularly.
[Scot]I. Welsh Filth 129: Rossi, of course. Italian. Pape.
[US]T. Udo Vatican Bloodbath 66: That’s the Papes fur ye. Fuckin’ Priest ridden superstitious cunts.
[Scot]L. McIlvanney All the Colours 84: ‘Gerry? You a pape?’.
[Scot](con. 1980s) I. Welsh Skagboys 16: Please let him be awright proddy god pape god muslim god jew god.
[Scot](con. 1980s) I. Welsh Skagboys 134: The proddies and the papes [...] distilled fae the dregs ay European Christendom’s most blood-simple white tribes.
[Scot]I. Welsh Dead Man’s Trousers 158: Ah’m likesay a pape ay Paddy stock.