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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.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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Celebrating Christmas on January 7 dates back to 1582 when astronomy scientists during the Roman pope Gregory XIII's era noticed a mistake in calculating the length of the Greek solar year.
Hence The Life offers a witness (of sorts) to an intriguing period when Roman pope and Constantinopolitan patriarch excommunicated each other, their rival churches descended into the filioque schism, and rival patriarchs Ignatius and Photius succeeded each other for two periods each of mutual abuse.
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