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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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Episcopalians celebrate the MassAaAaAeAeAaAaAeAe in ways similar to the Roman Cath tradition, yet do not recognize a single authority, such as the Pope of Rome," the Episcopal Church's website says.
Justin Sardar, Javed Masih, Nadeem Ashraf, Javed Khan and other Christian leaders have appealed to the Pope of Rome to play his due role in securing an early release of Pakistani mother, Dr Aafia Siddiqui.
I found that I could not bear for the Pope of Rome to be younger than I am.