• The Pope is Elected
    The Pope is Elected
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n pope the head of the Roman Catholic Church
    • n Pope English poet and satirist (1688-1744)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The youngest pope was 11 years old
    • Pope (Zoöl) A fish; the ruff.
    • Pope A parish priest, or a chaplain, of the Greek Church.
    • Pope Any ecclesiastic, esp. a bishop.
    • Pope The bishop of Rome, the head of the Roman Catholic Church. See Note under Cardinal.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Quality standards for pasta were set in the 13th century by the Pope
    • n pope The Bishop of Rome as head of the Roman Catholic Church and hierarchy. The title pope (Latin papa or papas, Greek πάπας, πάππας), literally ‘papa’ or ‘father,’ was given in the early church, both in the East and West, to bishops in general, and has from the middle of the third century to the present day been an especial title of the patriarch of Alexandria. In the Western Church it began to be restricted to the Bishop of Rome in the sixth century, and in 1073 the assumption of the title by any other bishop was formally forbidden. In the Eastern Church the same word (with a different accentuation, παπἀς) became a familiar title of ordinary priests, and is commonly so used at the present day. According to Roman Catholic teaching, the Pope is not only bishop, metropolitan, and patriarch, but, as incumbent of the Roman see, is successor of St. Peter, and as such vicar of Christ and visible head of the whole church, and supreme pastor and teacher of all Christians. From his decision there is no appeal; and when he speaks ex cathedra—that is, in discharge of his office and by virtue of his supreme apostolic authority—his teaching regarding faith and morals is to be accepted as infallible. (See infallibility. 1.) Even in very early times the Bishop of Rome addressed other churches in a tone of authority. The first great asserter of the privileges of the Roman see was Leo I. (440-461); and the medieval papacy reached its climax of spiritual and temporal power under Gregory VII. (1073-85).
    • n pope The patriarch of Alexandria.
    • n pope A priest in the Greek or Russian Church.
    • n pope The head of any church or ecclesiastical system.
    • n pope The blacktail, a fish: same as ruff.
    • n pope The bullfinch.
    • n pope The red-backed shrike, Lanius collurio.
    • n pope The puffin, Fratercula arctica. Montagu.
    • n pope The painted finch, or nonpareil. See cut under Passcrina.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In 1924, Pope Urban VIII threatened to excommunicate snuff users.
    • n Pope pōp the bishop of Rome, head of the R.C. Church: a priest of the Eastern Church: the autocratic head of any church or organisation
    • n Pope pōp a kind of perch.
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  • Voltaire
    “The Pope is an idol whose hands are tied and whose feet are kissed.”
  • Pope John I
    Pope John I
    “If someone had told me I would be pope one day, I would have studied harder.”
  • Martin Luther
    “I am more afraid of my own heart than the Pope and all his cardinals. I have within me the great Pope, Self.”
  • Blaise Pascal
    “We like security: we like the pope to be infallible in matters of faith, and grave doctors to be so in moral questions so that we can feel reassured.”
  • Paul Goodman
    Paul Goodman
    “It rarely adds anything to say, In my opinion --not even modesty. Naturally a sentence is only your opinion; and you are not the Pope.”
  • Muriel Spark
    Muriel Spark
    “I wouldn't take the Pope too seriously. He's a Pole first, a pope second, and maybe a Christian third.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. pāpa, L. papa, father, bishop. Cf. Papa Papal
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Ety. obscure.


In literature:

On Spenser or Pope, on Fielding or Richardson, he is equally happy and unimprovable.
"Hazlitt on English Literature" by Jacob Zeitlin
The Romans need the Pope more than the Pope needs Rome.
"The History of Freedom" by John Emerich Edward Dalberg-Acton
Pope Sylverius, who was the son of Pope Hormisdas, was deposed by Theodora, the emperor's wife.
"History of the Intellectual Development of Europe, Volume I (of 2)" by John William Draper
St. Boniface was sent on his mission to Germany in 715, having credentials and instructions from Pope Gregory II.
"The Cathedrals and Churches of the Rhine" by Francis Miltoun
Four of them purported to be from Pope to Miss Blount, and two to be letters of Atterbury to Pope.
"The Works of Alexander Pope, Volume 1" by Alexander Pope
"Punch - Volume 25 (Jul-Dec 1853)" by Various
It was proposed that all the three popes should resign, and that a new pope should be chosen.
"Sketches of Church History" by James Craigie Robertson
The imputations against Shakspeare, of which Pope will palliate the edge, are not Pope's.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57, No. 353, March 1845" by Various
The unhappy Pope, John XVI.
"Women of Mediæval France" by Pierce Butler
He set out, therefore, alone and without an army, to meet the pope and sue for peace.
"Women of the Romance Countries (Illustrated)" by John R Effinger

In poetry:

A name thou Rome, most fit and iust,
to shew thy Popes thereby:
For they as GOD, on earth stand vp,
who can the same deny.
"A description of olde Rome" by Roger Cotton
But afar from over Ocean
Rose a cry for Christian aid:
Blessed of Pope, 'neath holy banners
Sailed he for the great crusade.
"Colhorn" by John Douglas Sutherland Campbell
The Rector met a little lass
Who led a heifer by a rope.
Said he: "Why don't you go to Mass?
Do you not want to please the Pope?"
"The Farmer's Daughter" by Robert W Service
The Pope he is a happy man,
His Palace is the Vatican,
And there he sits and drains his can:
The Pope he is a happy man.
I often say when I'm at home,
I'd like to be the Pope of Rome.
"Commanders Of The Faithful" by William Makepeace Thackeray
Here Pope!—ah! never must that towering mind
To his loved haunts, or dearer friend return!
What art, what friendships! oh, what fame resign'd
—In yonder glade I trace his mournful urn.
"Elegy XXIII. Reflections Suggested" by William Shenstone
God the Father cried, "Take them you!
You will not know what to do
With them"; the devil laughed; "Good sir-
That's where you're wrong," the devil said,
And of the one a pope he made,
And of the other an emperor.
"A Song" by Victor Marie Hugo

In news:

Archbishop urges Catholics to follow pope's 'road map' of faith renewal.
Coble up, transit down, schools in trouble, Pope's in his heaven.
Pope takes cross at end of Colosseum procession.
Pope's bodyguard, ex-butler on witness list in new trial in Vatican security breach.
Pope Benedict XVI greets the crowd in St Peter's Square on Tuesday evening after he was elected pope.
On Easter, Pope Benedict XVI spoke out against both creationism and evolution, or so it looked anyway.
Coptic clergymen at a ceremony on Sunday for choosing a pope.
A Coptic clergymen, center, casts his ballot during the new Coptic Pope elections at the main Coptic cathedral in Cairo, Egypt, Monday, Oct 29, 2012.
(CBS News) Pope Benedict XVI is feeling a backlash from American Catholics over his crackdown on America's 57,000 nuns.
Pope Benedict the 16th led the ceremony that brought thousands to St Peter's Square.
As Holy Week begins, Pope takes on critics over child sex abuse scandal.
VATICAN CITY (AP) — The Vatican's official English-language translation of Pope Benedict XVI's homily , to be delivered in Italian during Christmas Eve Mass in St Peter's Basilica.
The following is the text of the homily delivered by Pope Benedict XVI during the Sunday afternoon Mass, April 20, 2008, at Yankee Stadium in New York.
In a world where, as Pope John Paul II, speaking in this very place, reminded us, Lazarus continues to stand at our door ( Homily at Yankee Stadium, Oct 2, 1979, No.

In science:

Pope, Cosmological Solutions, pbranes and the Wheeler De Witt Equation, hep-th/9707182; Phys.
On exact solutions in multidimensional gravity with antisymmetric forms
The evolution equation for the one-point probability distribution of metallicities was derived rigorously for incompressible turbulence by Dopazo, Valino & Fueyo (1997), who also derived the moment equations for incompressible flow (see also O’Brien 1980; Chen & Kollman 1994; Dopazo 1994; Pope 1994, 2000).
Interstellar Turbulence II: Implications and Effects
Yet, the discoveries were already anticipated by some, and in 1494 the Pope divided the world to be discovered between Portugal and Spain, in the Treaty of Tordesillas.
Theoretical summary: The First International Conference on Hard and Electromagnetic Probes in Relativistic Nuclear Collisions
Pope, “New Einstein-Sasaki spaces in five and higher dimensions,” arXiv:hep-th/0504225.
Flux compactifications in string theory: a comprehensive review
The latter are very infrared luminous, high redshift ob jects (e.g., Conselice, Chapman, & Windhorst 2003, Genzel et al. 2004, Swinbank et al. 2004, Pope et al. 2005).
Galaxy Collisions - Dawn of a New Era