- the Orthodox patriarch of Alexandria.
- (in certain churches) a parish priest.
Origin of pope
Definition for pope (2 of 3)
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It is also important to avoid using the pope as part of a marketing strategy.
After the screening, Jolie, who says she renewed her faith in “the divine” during filming, met briefly with the pope.
Lee and Coogan did briefly meet with the pope, with pictures to prove it, but no one at the Vatican officially screened the film.
ROME — What does it take for a Hollywood A-lister to get a private audience with Pope Francis?
In addition to visiting the tomb of John Paul, who died of natural causes in 2005, Agca asked to see his successor, Pope Francis.
The simple fact was, that Pope's grandfather, the highest they could trace the family, was a clergyman in Hampshire.
The cardinal wanted a benefice for one of his followers, and the Pope wished to get his son's enemy once more into his power.Renaissance in Italy Vol. 3|John Addington Symonds
We have very nearly burnt the Church of England over our heads, in our hurry to make a bonfire of the Pope.Literary and General Lectures and Essays|Charles Kingsley
If some extolled the pope and his court, the great majority gave free utterance to their complaints and their sarcasms.History of the Reformation in the Sixteenth Century (Volume 1)|J. H. Merle D'Aubign
The news of the Pope's barbarous revenge drove the Romans to madness.A History of Germany|Bayard Taylor
British Dictionary definitions for pope (1 of 3)
- a title sometimes given to a parish priest
- a title sometimes given to the Greek Orthodox patriarch of Alexandria
Word Origin for pope
British Dictionary definitions for pope (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for pope (3 of 3)
Word Origin and History for pope
Old English papa (9c.), from Church Latin papa "bishop, pope" (in classical Latin, "tutor"), from Greek papas "patriarch, bishop," originally "father." Applied to bishops of Asia Minor and taken as a title by the Bishop of Alexandria c.250. In Western Church, applied especially to the Bishop of Rome since the time of Leo the Great (440-461) and claimed exclusively by them from 1073 (usually in English with a capital P-). Popemobile, his car, is from 1979. Papal, papacy, later acquisitions in English, preserve the original vowel.
Culture definitions for pope
The head of the Roman Catholic Church. The pope is believed by his church to be the successor to the Apostle Peter. He is bishop of Rome and lives in a tiny nation within Rome called the Vatican. Catholics believe that when the pope speaks officially on matters of faith and morals, he speaks infallibly (see papal infallibility). (See also John XXIII and John Paul II.)