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pontificate

the office or term of office of a pontiff, now usually the pope
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provides a positive assessment of much in John Paul's pontificate, he especially singles out for criticism the canonization of Josemaria Escriva, the founder of Opus Dei, as a process riddled with irregularities.
If the pontificates of John Paul and Benedict were in some ways reactions to the actions set off by the council, then Francis' pontificate is, with little doubt, a reaction to those reactions.
A leitmotif in his pontificate was the new evangelization--not only the traditional evangelization of individuals but of the culture," Gaillardetz says.
European, North American, and Australian scholars describe the pontificate of Cardinal Giulio de' Medici, elevated as Pope in November 1523, and on watch during the spread of the Lutheran heresy, the sack of Rome, and the loss of Britain to the church.
They call it the "pendulum law," meaning that the politics of the pope the cardinals elect tends to oscillate rather than to follow directly from the previous pontificate.
And Benedict laid the foundation for the missionary expansion of the next two pontificates by promoting the development of indigenous clergy and telling foreign missionaries they should withdraw as soon as the churches they had founded could be served by their own members.
We shall then understand that the aged bishop of Rome desirous, in his very weakness, to bring his pontificate to a fulfillment in a different manner has, by his appeal to unity, truly become servus servitorum Dei" (Contacts, no.
characterizes this deepening ecumenical interchange as comprising four distinct periods: "Events before and during the Second Vatican Council" (1961-1965): "The Immediate Post-Conciliar Period, during the Pontificate of Pope Paul VI" (1966-1978); "Developments during the Pontificate of Pope John Paul II: The First Decade" (1978-1987); and the "Developments during the Pontificate of John Paul II (1988-1999) Leading to the Joint Declaration.
The Paulus Institute, whose raison d'etre is "the propagation of sacred liturgy," has announced it will mark the fifth anniversary of the pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI April 24 with a Pontifical Solemn High Mass in the Extraordinary Form--commonly known as the traditional Latin Mass or the tridentine Mass--in the Great Upper Church of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception in Washington.
The Pope made a full recovery and went on to visit 50 countries in the first decade of his pontificate.
As is becoming increasingly well known, John Paul II used the Wednesday afternoon audiences of his early pontificate to teach the Theology of the Body.
Recruits from Oxbridge to pontificate on the ethics of warfare and settle down to read the classics over a G&T?

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