Origin of pontifical
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German Hans Zollner leads the Centre for Child Protection at the Institute of Psychology of the Pontifical Gregorian University.
Bishop Sánchez is the chancellor of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences.
Kicking off the weeklong celebrations, the pope seemed to welcome the security challenge as part and parcel of pontifical work.How Do You Protect a Pope Who Doesn’t Want to Be Protected?|Barbie Latza Nadeau|July 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
As a young seminarian, he studied in Washington, D.C., and at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome.
After the cardinal audience and a celebratory lunch, the pope will prepare to leave the pontifical apartments.Pope Benedict XVI Bids Farewell to Faithful and Critics|Barbie Latza Nadeau|February 27, 2013|DAILY BEAST
And now observe, gentle reader, the pontifical artifice which this discussion has produced.
The ambassador of Venice was the first in the pontifical city who received news of the defeat of Marignan.History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century, Vol 2|J. H. Merle D'Aubign
The next day he crossed the frontier of the Pontifical States.
They made a brave show, with their handsome uniforms and their banners richly emblazoned with the pontifical arms.History of the Reign of Philip the Second, King of Spain.|William H. Prescott
Lozang, the fifth Grand Lama, is by common consent the most remarkable of the pontifical line.
British Dictionary definitions for pontifical
Word Origin and History for pontifical
early 15c., from Middle French pontifical and directly from Latin pontificalis "of or pertaining to the high priest," from pontifex (see pontifex). Hence pontificalia "trappings of a bishop."