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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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It was on his way out after the audience with the pope, he said that the pontiff held his arm and prayed over him.
'Often we are tempted to believe that hatred and revenge are legitimate ways of ensuring quick and effective justice,' the 82-year-old pontiff told those gathered.
Released as part of the pontiff's visit to the North African kingdom, the statement declares, "We consider it important to preserve the Holy City of Jerusalem / Al-Quds Acharif as the common patrimony of humanity and especially the followers of the three monotheistic religions, as a place of encounter and as a symbol of peaceful coexistence, where mutual respect and dialogue can be cultivated.
Summary: Abu Dhabi [UAE], Feb 5 (ANI): Pope Francis became the first pontiff to deliver a mass in the Arabian Peninsula, where he addressed a gathering of around 1,35,000 people at Zayed Sports City in Abu Dhabi on Tuesday.
Summary: I was impressed by the flowers in the desert, says the pontiff
Onboard was Pope Francis, the first pontiff to visit a Gulf Arab country in the Vatican's long history.
The pontiff spent three months in the capital studying English in 1980 and told how he was happy to be back.
The artefact dates back to Penal Times was shown along with the liturgical elements including vestments similar to that which will be worn by the pontiff in Dublin.
IANS Kanchipuram Jayendra Saraswati, the 69th pontiff of the Sankara Mutt, who passed away a day ago, was given 'maha samadhi'within the mutt premises on Thursday.
In the traditional "Urbi et Orbi" address in Saint Peter's Square, the pontiff spoke of "growing tensions between Israelis and Palestinians," hoping that the "will to resume dialogue may prevail between the parties and that a negotiated solution can finally be reached, one that would allow the peaceful coexistence of two states.
The 80-year-old pontiff, the first to travel to Myanmar, received Senior General Min Aung Hlaing for a 15-minute meeting at the archbishop's residence in Yangon, where the pontiff is staying during his visit.