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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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Magee, aged 73, had been a senior figure in the Vatican, previously serving as a private secretary to three successive Roman Catholic popes before being assigned to Cloyne.
In this book, Michele Pistone and John Hoeffner note the "great exception" to this support: Catholic popes and bishops are often ambivalent about, and sometimes hostile to, the emigration of skilled workers from underdeveloped countries.
Again, I am not endorsing a reading of European history that writes Jews or Protestants or any other non-Catholics out of the story, any more than I am predicting a European future where Catholic popes will crown the members of the EU Commission.

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