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confessor

1. Christianity Chiefly RC Church a priest who hears confessions and sometimes acts as a spiritual counsellor
2. History a person who bears witness to his Christian religious faith by the holiness of his life, esp in resisting threats or danger, but does not suffer martyrdom
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amp;nbsp;The pope told confessors to call upon exorcists to assist those that could be experiencing "real spiritual disorders," the AFP (https://www.
Pope Francis on Monday extended indefinitely to all Roman Catholic priests the power to forgive abortion, a right previously reserved for bishops or special confessors.
Picachy was spiritual guide, confidant, confessor and retreat director to MC Sisters.
The online poll by ICM Research was carried out to mark the anniversary of the death of Edward the Confessor, who died peacefully on January 5, 1066, having reigned since 1042.
Henry Candy (above) has sent his seven-year-old to the south Downs on seven occasions, and The Confessor has never finished out of the first four a CV that also includes a course-and-distance success at the 2012 Glorious fixture.
And so the Norman Conquest began, which resulted in Harold's death - by repute via an arrow through the eye - at the Battle of Hastings HARALD HARDRADA: Crowned King of Norway in 1046, Harald was one of many figures who had designs on the English throne during the reign of Edward the Confessor.
Another positive representation of a woman serving as confessor appears in the final tale of the collection.
Two excellent subsequent performances in A2 - against the likes of Farloe Razl and Badger Man - stamped The Confessor as a greyhound to follow, but he suffered a setback and didn't reappear until October 8.
FEAST DAY EDWARD CONFESSOR AD54: Roman Emperor Claudius I died after eating poisoned mushrooms, apparently as a result of a plot inspired by his wife, the Empress Agrippina: he was succeeded by Nero, her son from a previous marriage.
17 when the woman told police that Wen-the had taken advantage of her while acting as her confessor.
After saying their vows in front of not only the 1900 guests inside Westminster Abbey but the millions following proceedings on TV and the internet, the newlyweds will sign the marriage register in the Chapel of St Edward the Confessor.
I think that when you are using the mobile phone it takes away all the emotion that you can have when you are sitting in front of your confessor.