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  • noun Plural form of pope.

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  • Sanders spent a great deal of time in Ireland, which continued to be Catholic in spite of Elizabeth I. Sanders wrote De visibili Monarchia Ecclesiae in which he states that the reigns of the popes are the best “measure of time.” pp.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • Sanders spent a great deal of time in Ireland, which continued to be Catholic in spite of Elizabeth I. Sanders wrote De visibili Monarchia Ecclesiae in which he states that the reigns of the popes are the best “measure of time.” pp.

    St. Malachy and Fr. René Thibaut

  • He seems to have a great comfort level with these popes, which is, of course, very reassuring to American Catholics.

    CNN Transcript Apr 15, 2008

  • Latin.tom. v.p. 702) on the episcopal mitre of the popes, is ascribed to the gift of Constantine, or Clovis.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • Profiting by this information, and ever solicitous of the welfare of the Church of Christ, the popes were the first to seize the opportunity for a propaganda in the Far, as well as in the near East.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 1: Aachen-Assize

  • In the preface Platina not only avoids any antagonism towards the Church but even refers with approbation to the punishing of heretics and schismatics by the popes, which is the best proof that Sixtus IV, by his marks of favour, had won Platina for the interests of the Church.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 12: Philip II-Reuss

  • Consequently the popes are the supreme rulers of the world in both spiritual and temporal matters, they keep the spiritual power in their own hands, while they delegate the temporal to emperors and kings.

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 3: Brownson-Clairvaux

  • For Holy Scripture makes no distinction between them, except that those who are now boastfully called popes, bishops, and lords, it calls ministers, servants, and stewards, who are to serve the rest in the ministry of the word, for teaching the faith of Christ and the liberty of believers.

    Concerning Christian Liberty

  • Up to the end of the twelfth century, the popes were the vicars of Peter; after Innocent III. they were the vicars of Christ.

    History of the Conflict between Religion and Science

  • The work of Niccolini in which he has poured out all the lifelong hatred and distrust he had felt for the temporal power of the popes is the Arnaldo da Brescia.

    Modern Italian Poets Essays and Versions

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