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Bishop of Rome   /bˈɪʃəp əv roʊm/   Listen
Bishop of Rome

The head of the Roman Catholic Church.  Synonyms: Catholic Pope, Holy Father, pontiff, pope, Roman Catholic Pope, Vicar of Christ.

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"Bishop of Rome" Quotes from Famous Books

... pontiffs, on perceiving that Christianity, patronised by the Emperor, was likely to gain the day, saw that to maintain their power they must themselves pretend to belong to the new faith. This they did, and one of their number soon managed to get himself chosen the Bishop of Rome, while the other pontiffs by an easy transition formed the College of Cardinals. The title of Pontifex Maximus, being held by the Emperor, was not assumed by the bishop of Rome till the Emperor Gratian in 376 refused any longer to be ...
— Clara Maynard - The True and the False - A Tale of the Times • W.H.G. Kingston

... weakness as regarded the times to come. William appealed to Emperor, kings, princes, Christian men great and small, in every Christian land. He would persuade all; he would ask help of all. But above all he appealed to the head of Christendom, the Bishop of Rome. William in his own person could afford to do so; where he reigned, in Normandy or in England, there was no fear of Roman encroachments; he was fully minded to be in all causes and over all persons within his dominions supreme. While ...
— William the Conqueror • E. A. Freeman

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