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Vicar of Christ


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Roman Catholic Church The pope.

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  • n. The Pope.

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  • n. the head of the Roman Catholic Church


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  • A hundred years later the Eastern Emperor Flavius Phocas Augustus, his own realm crumbling, elevated Boniface III, the patriarch of Rome, to a position of primacy over the other major bishops of the Christian world—those in Antioch, Alexandria, and Constantinople—and bestowed on him the title Vicar of Christ, or Pope.

    The Great Experiment

  • O God, who didst fill the soul of Saint Pius X with a burning charity and called him to be the Vicar of Christ, grant that through his intercession we may follow in the footsteps of Jesus, Our Divine Master; and may our prayers to this saintly Pope be fruitful for life both here and hereafter, through the same Christ Our Lord.

    Feast of St. Pius X

  • The Humanitarians who followed the religious deception of the Antichrist and the tiny flock of the Catholic Church, led by the Vicar of Christ.

    Wrath of God: The Days of the Antichrist

  • In the case of the Vicar of Christ, prayer is an appeal to his immediate superior.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Those who love the Vicar of Christ will keep praying daily for him, so that he "will not flee for fear of the wolves", so that he may persevere in the mission he set out to accomplish.

    Archive 2009-02-01

  • Obama getting an audience with the Vicar of Christ, who invited him to rethink his hellish beliefs on the "life issues".

    Outrage in Malaysia

  • At eight o'clock we assisted at his Mass, during which his fervent piety, worthy of the Vicar of Christ, gave evidence that he was in truth the "Holy Father."

    Pope Leo XIII meets two Saints

  • In Catholicism, when the Bishop of Rome invokes his authority as Successor of Peter and Vicar of Christ, and speaks from the Chair of Peter, his pronouncement is binding on all Catholics throughout the world.

    Snow Angels

  • But some other times, the spiritual glory as the successor of Peter and Vicar of Christ.

    CNN Transcript Apr 24, 2005

  • If the offending heathen might lawfully be slaughtered at the command of the Jewish leader, it is impious to shrink from sacrifices like those on the altar of St. Bartholomew, when required by the Vicar of Christ.

    The Knight of the Golden Melice A Historical Romance


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