Apostolic See


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Apostolic See

1. RC Church the see of the pope regarded as the successor to Saint Peter
2. a see established by one of the Apostles
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Millea stated that the third phase of the apostolic visitation will begin in April with on-site visits to "a representative sample of institutes, conducted by teams of religious who will act individually and collectively in the name of the apostolic see.
The "procedural norms" of the Apostolic See for Canon 1529 read, "Except for grave cause the judge is not to collect the proofs before the joinder of the issues.
The Patriarchate said in a statement that the insistence to keep the Apostolic See in Damascus stems from the Syriacs' awareness of the danger in moving it to any other place which may lead to ''the Syriac Church losing its legitimate and legal rights,'' not to mention the danger of "melting in the pot of other societies and nationalities.
In the Greek Christian world, bishops were ranked according to the civic importance of their city (there were several apostolic sees in the East that never counted for much).
The right way to worship God spread originally from the apostolic sees of Antioch, Alexandria and Rome, to which was soon added Byzantium.