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POPE. The chief of the catholic religion is so called. He is a temporal prince. He is elected by certain officers called cardinals, and remains in power during life. In the 9th Collation of the Authentics it is declared the bishop of Rome hath the first place of sitting in all assemblies, and the bishop of Constantinople the second. Ridley's View, part 1, chap. 3, sect. 10.
     2. The pope has no political authority in the United States.

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It was requested that our list be forwarded to the papacy for consideration.
s work studies the papacy of Pope Francis in its most recent history.
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As Pope Francis, he brings to the papacy a brilliant philosophical and, in particular, theological mind that has embraced a vision of broad spiritual and ecclesiastical horizons.
The first record of the Atlantic slave trade being brought to the attention of the papacy occurred in 1630, and a Vatican statement condemning the slave trade came out in 1686.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- Benedict XVI will continue to wear a white cassock and will be known as Pope Emeritus after he resigns the papacy on Thursday, the Vatican said.
The pope, a theologian and professor, never felt truly comfortable with the weight of the papacy and many Catholics feel that, although he was a towering Church figure, perhaps the cardinals should have chosen someone else in 2005.
THE PAPACY AFTER BENEDICT (The Wall Street Journal, New York)
He will become the first pope in six centuries to resign, altering the church and the papacy in unexpected ways.
In 1415, Pope Gregory XII resigned in an effort to put an end to the so-called 'Western Schism' 6 a complex web of affairs in which two others -- the Avignon Pope Benedict XIII and the Antipope John XXIII 6 also claimed the papacy.
As a good Catholic he starts with St Peter although he docs present the difficulties associated with this claim and then moves on, not surprisingly, to Leo the Great, Gregory the Great, Gregory VII (the great eleventh century reforming pontiff), Innocent III (instigator of the Fourth Crusade), Paul ill (who coped with the Reformation and called the Council of Trent), Pius IX (the liberal turned conservative who entrenched the papacy against liberal nationalism), John XXIII (another reforming Pope who called the Second Vatican Council) and John Paul II (the Polish pontiff who was in Prof.