The Vatican, under popular pope Francis, has also called for dialogue before action is taken.
Which means the pope can reach a new demographic and engage in a dialogue with the faithful.
Over a billion Catholics rejoiced at the announcement that Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio would be pope Francis.
With no other option, Law tendered his resignation to pope John Paul II and slinked off to Rome.
Obama, for his part, gave the pope seeds from the White House garden, telling him he should stop by and see it some time.
She even confided to him that money had been sent from the pope.
To pope's corrections, which Garth adopted, Mason had added a comment.
But woe to him who doesn't know how to wear his mask, be he king or pope!
Napoleon was neither boy nor man, patron, king, nor pope; he was Napoleon!
With the pope, accordingly, Henry strove to set himself right.
Old English papa (9c.), from Church Latin papa "bishop, pope" (in classical Latin, "tutor"), from Greek papas "patriarch, bishop," originally "father." Applied to bishops of Asia Minor and taken as a title by the Bishop of Alexandria c.250. In Western Church, applied especially to the Bishop of Rome since the time of Leo the Great (440-461) and claimed exclusively by them from 1073 (usually in English with a capital P-). Popemobile, his car, is from 1979. Papal, papacy, later acquisitions in English, preserve the original vowel.
The head of the Roman Catholic Church. The pope is believed by his church to be the successor to the Apostle Peter. He is bishop of Rome and lives in a tiny nation within Rome called the Vatican. Catholics believe that when the pope speaks officially on matters of faith and morals, he speaks infallibly (see papal infallibility). (See also John XXIII and John Paul II.)