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pontificate

the office or term of office of a pontiff, now usually the pope
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Bishop Sergio Pagano wrote in the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano that Pope Pius XII has often been "too superficially judged and criticized for some aspects of his pontificate," but that Pope Francis is certain serious and objective historical research will be able to evaluate the information properly.
During his pontificate, he wrote seven encyclicals, including the "Humanae Vitae" ("Of Human Life"), published in 1968, which outlined the Catholic position on birth control.
As mentioned above, I found several articles particularly relevant to current debates about interpreting the sensus fidelium, the signs of the times, and understanding the beginning of Pope Francis's pontificate. H.
There are few monographs that treat the pontificates of these popes.
Still, given all that, paradoxically his strongest message, the one that was more revolutionary than anything he did during his pontificate, was the way he left the Throne of Saint Peter.
Now, in this second edition, Collins takes account of the most important events and development of his remarkable pontificate. With a focus on compassion, Francis has challenged world leaders to be more attentive to the poor, begun important reforms of the Curia and the Vatican Bank, and called for two synods of bishops to discuss pastoral challenges that face modern families.
A fair assessment of the lengthy pontificate of Alexander III [1159-1181] has proved elusive.
We need to motivate such people to gain working experience on topics on which they feel qualified to pontificate.
HOW dare West Midlands Police Crime Commissioner Bob Jones pontificate about how he will not allow the use of water cannons in his police force?
It is the only trip so far confirmed for 2014 and the second foreign trip of Pope Francis' pontificate, following his 2013 visit to Brazil for World Youth Day.
Though, it might get interrupted due to some people who sit and pontificate, that this is time for war, but we do not want that," he said.
I already hear concerns that the reformist church of 76-year-old Pope Francis might not survive his pontificate. I hear talk that the anti-reformists who took back the Second Vatican Council will likely do it again once Francis is gone from the scene.