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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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In contrast to the Eastern churches, the celibate clergy in the West, in particular because of its celibacy, came to be completely and utterly set apart from the rest of the Christian people, a unique, dominant social class, radically superior to the class of the laity but thoroughly subordinated to the Roman pope.
promotes the ideas of the Roman Pope of spreading the Catholic Faith among the nations of the whole world and of making all Catholics") really stands in many ways as a summary judgment on all the martyrs mentioned in this book.
Among the topics are friendship and its limits in Leon Battista Alberti's Della Famiglia, the very idea of pop aesthetics, the tragic rhythm of the Scandinavian ballad, Orosius and the spectacle of Roman religious defeat, Joycean permutations of a Roman pope Peter, and a propaedeutic from the Bacchae of Euripides for interpreting Luke's Stephen-section in Acts 6:1-8:4.