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pontificate

the office or term of office of a pontiff, now usually the pope
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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.
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.
Duggan's sensitive assessment of Alexander's pontificate finds him to have been discreet, resolved, and patient.
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.
The pontificate of Benedict XVI will go down into the history of papacy as a unique period of bending and blending where a Pope showed no reluctance to apologize for the sins of his flock and to weld reason with faith.
Damascus, (SANA)-President Bashar al-Assad sent on Saturday a congratulatory cable to Pope Benedict XVI on the fourth anniversary of the Pontificate of His Holiness.
The Pontificate of Benedict XVI: Its Premises and Promises.
So many people in influential positions pontificate about what should be done without committing themselves.

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