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synonyms for pontiff

  • pope
  • bishop
  • pontifex
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Until this week, he had never been hospitalized in his years as pontiff, according to what is publicly known.
POPE FRANCIS’S SURGERY ADDS URGENCY TO QUESTIONS ABOUT THE REMAINING YEARS OF HIS PAPACYCHICO HARLAN, STEFANO PITRELLIJULY 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
In 2014, Francis said that Benedict — the first pope to step down in 700 years — had “opened a door” for other pontiffs to follow suit.
POPE FRANCIS’S SURGERY ADDS URGENCY TO QUESTIONS ABOUT THE REMAINING YEARS OF HIS PAPACYCHICO HARLAN, STEFANO PITRELLIJULY 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
The late pontiff is seen as a national hero in his homeland for supporting the pro-democracy movement that overthrew the communist government in 1989.
THE UNORTHODOX PRIEST LEADING POLAND'S FIGHT FOR LGBTQ RIGHTSMADELINE ROACHEJUNE 18, 2021TIME
The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith published it less than five months after the pontiff publicly endorsed civil unions for same-sex couples.
VATICAN SAYS CATHOLIC CHURCH CANNOT BLESS SAME-SEX UNIONSMICHAEL K. LAVERSMARCH 15, 2021WASHINGTON BLADE
Leo II, pope, died; an able and resolute pontiff; established the kiss of peace at the mass, and the use of holy water.
THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
In the article on "China" it will be seen that the emperor is the chief pontiff, and that the worship is august and simple.
A PHILOSOPHICAL DICTIONARY, VOLUME 1 (OF 10)FRANOIS-MARIE AROUET (AKA VOLTAIRE)
Far and wide over that mighty throng the pontiff threw his voice, clear as a trumpet, yet musical and soulful.
GOD WILLS IT!WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS
But the youth and inexperience of Riaro excused the enormity of a crime perpetrated under the sanction of the supreme pontiff.
RULE OF THE MONKGIUSEPPE GARIBALDI
The new pontiff-king had effected many innovations in religious ceremonies.
THE WORKS OF HUBERT HOWE BANCROFT, VOLUME 5HUBERT HOWE BANCROFT
I then asked him who his master was; he hesitated for a moment, and then answered, ‘The Roman Pontiff.’
LAVENGROGEORGE BORROW
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PONTIFF

  • abba
  • administrator
  • angel
  • archer
  • berretta
  • cap
  • cleric
  • coadjutor
  • diocesan
  • director
  • metropolitan
  • miter
  • mitre
  • overseer
  • patriarch
  • pontiff
  • pope
  • prelate
  • priest
  • primate
  • suffragan
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