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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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Although critics of this seeming papal obsession for immortality existed, proponents encouraged the efforts proposing that papal health imaged most effectively the purity, innocence, and supremacy of the papacy.
Over the years there have been numerous books about the Papacy, ranging from Ludwig Pastor's magisterial sixteen volumes to slight, popular works proclaiming the Papacy to be either perfect or a sink of corruption.
That the seventh head (of the beast) represents Antichrist, or the papacy, there can be little doubt,'' the book asserts.
She was emphatic that she would not leave her congregation, because that's just what this Papacy wants.
For decades now, the Roman papacy has been atop the ecumenical agenda as Christians turn to popes of the first millennium to see if their papacies offer possible models of leadership that could be used today as a way around the roadblock to Christian unity that the papacy became after the eleventh-century Gregorian reforms and then especially after Vatican I in 1870.
There are four critical editions from which to choose, two of which are accompanied by translations, and historians have come to understand that the Commentaries does not offer an objective historical record, but an apology or defence of Pius's actions at a time when the papacy was suffering a profound crisis.
And what I wrote after that 'do your research,' if you read the Geneva Bible, which is the Bible I use when we study, the commentary is--actually by the founders of the United States actually, the Protestant Church--their commentary references the papacy as the anti-Christ.
Rather, the pope, without the active participation of the clergy and people, appoints the bishops, choosing men known for their fidelity to the papacy and their doctrinal orthodoxy.
Of particular significance is how Jorge Mario Bergoglio's perception as an "authoritarian conservative" to becoming "a pope for the poor" remains a critical point of interest in studying how the papacy of Pope Francis will form and guide the Church.
Despite any contrasts in their styles or papacies, the two are considered to be the most beloved pontiffs of the modern papacy, and, maybe of all time.
ROME (RNS) Laying out a blueprint for the issues that are likely to define his papacy, Pope Francis issued a biting critique of capitalism, calling on world leaders to fight against poverty and for the rich to share their wealth, and urging the media to adjust its priorities.
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.