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pon ti fuh kuhl

  • n  the vestments and other insignia of a pontiff (especially a bishop)
  • a  proceeding from or ordered by or subject to a pope or the papacy regarded as the successor of the Apostles
  • a  denoting or governed by or relating to a bishop or bishops
  • s  puffed up with vanity
    pseudo-scientific gobbledygook and pontifical hooey"- Newsweek

  • Clement responded with appropriate pontifical pique.
  • Three years ago, Pope John XXIII quietly appointed a small pontifical commission to study birth control.
  • According to Vatican sources, the motu proprio would have overruled and ignored the findings of the pontifical birth-control commission, which recommended by a 4-to-1 majority .

  • Paul Poupard in SF Weekly
    As president of the Pontifical Council of Culture, I am honored to receive this donation from the leaders of Planktos-KlimaFa,said Cardinal Paul Poupard on behalf of Pope Benedict XVI during a recent carbon-credit presentation ceremony,...
  • Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone in Reuters
    At the same time, a working meeting could be organized between your delegation and the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogueand other Catholic Islam experts, Bertone wrote.
  • Cardinal Renato Martino in Zenit News Agency
    Cardinal Martino, who was formerly the Holy See's representative at the United Nations, said: "The Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace appreciates the above-mentioned statement, which gives a clear view of the Holy See's position on nuclear...

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