a Madonna painted by Raphael for the Church of St. Sixtus at Piacenza, Italy.
What does “pope” literally mean? And how does a pope choose his name?As you read about the Pope’s visit to Britain, you may begin to wonder about his name. After all, what does “pope” actually mean? And how does a pope get his name after he assumes the papacy? The Pope is the Bishop of Rome, and thereby the world leader of the Catholic Church. The word comes from the Latin papa, which means “father.” He is …
These Words Can Be VERY Awkward To Explain To KidsKids are like sponges. They soak in the words they hear and see around them, and slowly their vocabularies build. But, sometimes, the words kids see and hear are not exactly PG.
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