- the doctrine of the absolute supremacy of the pope.
Origin of Vaticanism
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He strongly opposed the papal-infallibility movement, and took the side of Mr. Gladstone in his attacks on Vaticanism.
- often derogatory the authority and policies of the Pope and the papal curia, esp with regard to papal infallibility
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