vicar jesus christ

Vicar of Christ

noun Roman Catholic Church.
the pope, with reference to his claim to stand in the place of Jesus Christ and possess His authority in the church.
Also, Vicar of Jesus Christ.


Origin:
1475–85

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Vicar of Christ
 
n
RC Church the Pope when regarded as Christ's earthly representative

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