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pontiff

a former title of the pagan high priest at Rome, later used of popes and occasionally of other bishops, and now confined exclusively to the pope
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Francis has recently expressed the view that "if anyone says a curse word against my mother, he can expect a punch." So he should be ready for some retaliation, and saying that in Latin might deter the victim from hitting the Supreme Pontiff back.
To judge by media reports, the Israeli Prime Minister had a testy exchange with the Supreme Pontiff over whether or not Jesus spoke Hebrew.
"Since Your Holiness was elected as the Supreme Pontiff of the Catholic Church in March this year, the people of Sri Lanka have witnessed the humility, compassion, wisdom, and devotion with which Your Holiness has been conducting papal duties," President Rajapaksa said.
Here Ratzinger mentions his concerns for his brother and the typical schedules and focal points of the supreme pontiff.
In the afternoon he held his first Mass since being elected as supreme pontiff, gathering with cardinals in the Sistine Chapel to offer prayers for the future.
Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, S.J., was elected as Supreme Pontiff, the 265th successor of Peter on Wednesday, March 13, 2013," read a statement on the church website.
"Or to give His Holiness his full title, Bishop of Rome, Vicar of Jesus Christ, Successor of the Prince of the Apostles, Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church, Patriarch of the West, Primate...
The Iranian official appreciated good cooperation of the Vatican Ministry of Culture and Supreme Pontiff Council with Organization of Culture and Islamic Communication, especially for holding the 8th round of talks between Iran and Vatican scholars.
Indeed, it considers that at this age, a person might lose his right judgment when electing the Supreme Pontiff. So will Benedict XVI's courageous step push his successors to apply what they are asking the papal conclave to do, and relinquish their post once they are 80?
"For this reason, and well aware of the seriousness of this act, with full freedom I declare that I renounce the ministry of Bishop of Rome, Successor of Saint Peter, entrusted to me by the Cardinals on 19 April 2005, in such a way, that as from 28 February 2013, at 20:00 hours, the See of Rome, the See of Saint Peter, will be vacant and a Conclave to elect the new Supreme Pontiff will have to be convoked by those whose competence it is," he said.
A successor will now be chosen in due course by traditional conclave to elect the new Supreme Pontiff.
"For this reason, and well aware of the seriousness of this act, with full freedom I declare that I renounce the ministry of Bishop of Rome, Successor of Saint Peter, entrusted to me by the Cardinals on 19 April 2005, in such a way, that as from 28 February 2013, at 8 p.m., the See of Rome, the See of Saint Peter, will be vacant and a Conclave to elect the new Supreme Pontiff will have to be convoked by those whose competence it is," he added.