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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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Kancheepuram (Tamil Nadu) [India], Feb 28 ( ANI ): Kanchi Shankaracharya Jayendra Saraswati, pontiff of the Kanchi Mutt passed away on Wednesday after a prolonged illness at Kancheepuram.
And since the pontiff is leading a state as well, the CBCP official said it's not surprising that he is also setting the bar on statesmanship for the secular world.
So many other footsteps are hidden in the footsteps of Joseph and Mary," the Argentine pontiff, himself the grandson of Italian migrants, told worshippers in Saint Peter's Basilica.
The pontiff held a 45-minute audience at the Vatican on Monday with the group, which was led by Rabbi Edgar Gluck.
President Rodrigo Duterte's move to write Pope Francis despite cursing the Pontiff during his 2015 papal visit was a 'diplomatic action' amid Duterte's constant tirades against the Catholic Church.
The Vatican said the Pontiff wanted to "make a gesture of welcome'' to the refugees.
NNA - Pope Francis has arrived in Ecuador on the first stop of a seven-day tour of South America, his second visit to the region since becoming pontiff in 2013.
Dressed in a yellow plastic poncho, the pontiff waved from an open-sided mini-bus at the throng packing streets and a park in the capital Manila.
Government had asked local telecom operators to suspend operations in areas where Pope Francis will visit to avert any untoward terroristic attempts on the pontiff that will involve the use of a telecom-equipped gadget.
She gave the pontiff gifts from the royal estates, including a dozen eggs and a bottle of whisky.
Summary: The Maronite patriarch assisted Pope Francis during a Mass Wednesday at the Vatican and thanked the pontiff for his recent calls for peace in the Middle East.