Sentence Examples

  • Leo was disturbed throughout his pontificate by heresy and schism.
  • During his pontificate the church was brought to its lowest level of degradation.
  • In the pontificate of Clement XIII they ruled the Vatican, and almost succeeded in embroiling the pope with the concerted Bourbon potentates of Europe.
  • A supreme priestly rank, that of Rish 'amma: or "head of the people," is recognized, but only in theory; since the time of Pharaoh this sovereign pontificate has only once been filled.
  • The authority of the pontificate was seriously impaired by these circumstances.