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noun as in head of catholic church

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Küng noted that the doctrine had been adopted only in 1870 and that there were numerous historical examples of popes making foolish, ignorant and morally dubious decisions.

For centuries, he said, the Vatican had neglected its spiritual mission as it pursued the accumulation of power and wealth, with the pope reigning as an absolute monarch.

The Vatican’s tone towards LGBTQ-specific issues has softened since Francis became pope in 2013.

Three players union executives met with the pope, as did players Kyle Korver, Sterling Brown, Marco Belinelli, Anthony Tolliver and Jonathan Isaac.

Throughout the coronavirus pandemic, the pope has eschewed mask-wearing protocols — and apparently asked visitors to do the same.

It is also important to avoid using the pope as part of a marketing strategy.

Lee and Coogan did briefly meet with the pope, with pictures to prove it, but no one at the Vatican officially screened the film.

ROME — What does it take for a Hollywood A-lister to get a private audience with Pope Francis?

After the screening, Jolie, who says she renewed her faith in “the divine” during filming, met briefly with the pope.

In addition to visiting the tomb of John Paul, who died of natural causes in 2005, Agca asked to see his successor, Pope Francis.

Insurrectionary movements at Rome in consequence of the pope's refusal to declare war against Austria.

In the course of time, absolution for the sacrilege was obtained from the Pope; but my father could never obtain it from himself.

The gracious message then was, that in such a case he should be represented to the Pope, and possibly might be pardoned.

He laid claim to some of the territories of the pope, by whom he was excommunicated and deposed.

Leo II, pope, died; an able and resolute pontiff; established the kiss of peace at the mass, and the use of holy water.


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On this page you'll find 19 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to pope, such as: pontiff, legate, nuncio, otho, papacy, and pontifical.

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