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College of Cardinals

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The body of all the cardinals that elect the pope, assist him in governing the church, and administer the Holy See when the papacy is vacant.

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  • noun (Roman Catholic Church) the body of cardinals who advise the Pope and elect new Popes

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Examples

  • Basically basically he will put the government of the church, which now basically has no more power if you want, because there is no more leader, in the hands of the so-called College of Cardinals which is all the cardinals who are now making their way to Rome.

    CNN Transcript Apr 2, 2005

  • The analogy extends to the Appropriations committees in the House and Senate, each of which is known as the College of Cardinals, because that's where the real power is.

    Capitol Letter: Church And Congress

  • By a decree of Pope Nicholas II the principal priests and deacons of the churches in and around Rome were organised into the so-called College of Cardinals, and this gathering of prominent churchmen (the word ` ` Cardinal '' meant principal) was given the exclusive power of electing the future Popes.

    The Story of Mankind

  • Pope, with much pomp, received him "in full consistory," as it is called, welcomed him as a new member of the "College of Cardinals," and gave him the "holy kiss."

    Historic Boys Their Endeavours, Their Achievements, and Their Times

  • The College of Cardinals is a big family, always united behind the Successor of (St) Peter (the pope) and is committed to live in a spirit of fraternal communion with him, "Cardinal Angelo Sodano said, addressing Benedict at the function.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • The College of Cardinals is a big family, always united behind the Successor of (St) Peter (the pope) and is committed to live in a spirit of fraternal communion with him, "Cardinal Angelo Sodano said, addressing Benedict at the function.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • But on Friday, he gets one of his biggest audiences yet: Pope Benedict XVI and the College of Cardinals, the powerful international body of bishops who act as the pontiff's advisers and, eventually, will choose the next pope.

    Timothy Dolan, Archbishop Of New York, Prepares To Address Pope Benedict XVI And Cardinals

  • Italy's representation in the College of Cardinals will grow by seven votes, giving it a quarter of the total votes, up from 22%.

    New Yorker Among 22 New Cardinals

  • I was shaving the other morning thinking about these matters when it occurred to me that members of the College of Cardinals in the Catholic Church elect the pope under a system of compulsion.

    Daniel Hough Jones: Compel Congress to Work

  • In 1294, Pope Celestine V was elected by the College of Cardinals, ruled for 15 disastrous weeks, and then abdicated before Christmas.

    Jon M. Sweeney: Would Pope Benedict XVI Ever Quit?

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