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adjective as in pertaining to the pope

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Indigenous communities have long called for a papal apology taking accountability for the church’s involvement.

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This time, the meeting is strictly under wraps, with the Vatican issuing its own edited version of the greeting in the Vatican’s Throne Room and private discussion in the papal library.

The American side was vivid in detail, outlining jokes and banter and confirming that the president said “God love ya” to the pope—who presumably already knows that—as they strolled the hallowed halls of the papal palace.

A Vatican Media photo of the meeting, which took place in the papal library, showed that neither Francis nor the visitors were wearing masks.

Congress is now 92 percent Christian, resembling more to a papal enclave than our religiously diverse nation.

But the current pontiff, for reasons one might fully understand, declined to meet the would-be papal assassin.

He held intrigue for journalists converging for the transition of papal power.

These women interred the bodies of saints on their own properties and occasionally managed to influence papal politics.

The papal view of lawmaking on Capitol Hill is unknown, but Congress you have been warned.

Thereafter he commanded the advance guard of Victor's army which invaded the Papal States.

They then became as staunch in the principles of the Reformation as they had previously been firm in papal policy.

It is a quite common error to suppose these persecutions to have emanated from the papal power exclusively.

A large recess in the wall next to the Papal Crypt is thought to have held her sarcophagus.

The last act brings us to the great hall of the papal palace at Avignon, where the Pope is to pronounce judgment upon the Queen.

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On this page you'll find 5 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to papal, such as: apostolic, pontifical, and papistic.

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