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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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This humility and asceticism governed everything else in Gregory's life and work, including his exercise of the papacy and his relationship with bishops and other leaders across both the church and empire.
Now, however, as O'Brien shows, a new picture emerges, of Pius as an astute politician who saw clearly what was happening to the old order and had a plan for launching the papacy into the new age.
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.
Bishop McManus said that two incidents, in many ways, explain the papacy perspectives of the two popes.
Reflecting Gray's long-standing interest in the region, Christianity, the Papacy, and Mission in Africa offers particular insight into early Catholic missions in Kongo.
Benedict may have given one of his best gifts to the church now, at the end of his time as pope, by demystifying the office of the papacy.
WITH deep joy I offer Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio my warm congratulations and most fervent good wishes on his election to the papacy.
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)