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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.
2. The pope has no political authority in the United States.