Green’s Dictionary of Slang

Pope (of Rome) n.

[rhy. sl.]

home.

[UK]Hotten Dict. of Modern Sl. etc.
[UK]Sl. Dict.
[UK]J. Ware Passing Eng. of the Victorian Era 199/2: Pope (Com. Eng.). Abbreviation of pope o’ Rome, the rhyming for home.
[UK]J. Franklyn Cockney 293: Telling the potman to put it on the Cain and Able (table) same as if he was at the Pope o’ Rome (home).
[UK]G. Kersh Fowlers End (2001) 269: I must die for the want o’ Johnny Rann, / No Little Nell shall be rung for / This Pope-o’-Romeless pot-’n-pan / My ding-dong has been sung for.
[UK]S.T. Kendall Up the Frog.
[UK]Dodson & Saczek Dict. of Cockney Rhy. Sl.
D. Shaw ‘Dead Beard’ at www.asstr.org [Internet] Maybe I won’t even wait to get pope in rome before I sound off: maybe I’ll ask the local bottles and stoppers if they know about what’s on your sheet with the sweeny todd.