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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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.
Prior to conducting the on-site visits, all potential visitors will participate," she reiterated, "in an orientation workshop during which they will pronounce a public profession of faith and an oath of fidelity to 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.
Yet, among the conditions set down for the reform of the liturgy, the Council insisted upon the preservation of "the substantial unity of the Roman rite" and reminded the faithful that the regulation of the liturgy "depends solely on the authority of the Church, that is, on the Apostolic See, and, as laws may determine, on the bishop.
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).