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Italian theologian who censured the worldly possessions of monks and the temporal power of bishops and was condemned for dogmatic errors by the Second Lateran Council (early 12th century) Arnold of Brescia
(Roman Catholic Church) one of a group of more than 100 prominent bishops in the Sacred College who advise the Pope and elect new Popes cardinal
(Christianity) an assembly or theologians and bishops and other representative of different churches or dioceses that is convened to regulate matters of discipline or doctrine council
staff surmounted by a crook or cross carried by bishops as a symbol of pastoral office crosier , crozier
(early Christian church) one of seven gatherings of bishops from around the known world under the presidency of the Pope to regulate matters of faith and morals and discipline ecumenical council
papal letter to bishops of a country or countries encyclical
pope's letter addressed to bishops encyclical
letter from the pope sent to all Roman Catholic bishops throughout the world encyclical , encyclical letter
collective body of bishops episcopacy , episcopate
bishops, concerning episcopal
theological doctrine of church government by bishops Episcopalianism
liturgical headdress worn by bishops on formal occasions miter , mitre
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