- a bishop.
- the Roman Catholic pope, the Bishop of Rome.
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Example sentences from the Web for pontiff
But the current pontiff, for reasons one might fully understand, declined to meet the would-be papal assassin.
The pontiff blasts the selfishness, arrogance and detachment of the cardinals in Rome.Pope Francis Denounces the Vatican Elite’s 'Spiritual Alzheimer’s'|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With more threats than ever on the Vatican, is the pontiff making a dangerous mistake?Is The Pope Unprotected Now That He’s Fired the Head of the Swiss Guards?|Barbie Latza Nadeau|December 5, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He was released in 2010, and now wants to meet Pope Francis when the pontiff visits Turkey next week.
First, in his opening remarks yesterday, the pontiff towed a much more conservative line than his legion of new fans might expect.
He removed the final f from bailiff, mastiff, plaintiff and pontiff, but left it in distaff.The American Language|Henry L. Mencken
There is already open war between the Pontiff and the French.Letters of John Calvin, Volume II (of 4)|Jules Bonnet
The missive, however, never reached the pontiff to whom it was addressed.The Swedish Revolution Under Gustavus Vasa|Paul Barron Watson
"Obedience is holiness," the Pontiff said at last, with a sweep of his hand.The Hill of Venus|Nathan Gallizier
The sequel proved that the Pontiff was wiser than the Vicar.The Jesuits, 1534-1921|Thomas J. Campbell