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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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The expert said that the visits of the Pope of Rome to Baku, the contribution of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation to the improvement in the Vatican, as well as the fact that the Vatican attaches particular importance to political and diplomatic ties with Azerbaijan testify to that.
He points out that though students of Pseudo-Clementine literature have paid little attention to the poem, its first 14,500 lines represent probably the most complete and faithful pre-modern translation of two texts by Clement I, pope of Rome (88-99 CE), the Recognitiones and the Epistula Clementis ad Iacobum of Rufinus of Aquileia.