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What is a ' pontiff ' ??

Asked by sr sr sax, 16 Dec '09 03:57 pm
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Although the word "pontiff" is now most often used of the Pope, in itself it refers to any bishop, so that the phrase "Roman Pontiff" is not tautological, but means "Bishop of Rome", as "Alexandrian Pontiff" means Bishop of Alexandria
Answered by dhanendra kumar jain, 16 Dec '09 04:31 pm

 
  
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A member of the principal college of priests in rome and now is the apostolic authority of pope the bishop of rome
Answered by rajnikant raiyarela, 16 Dec '09 04:01 pm

 
  
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A pontiff (from Latin pontifex) was, in Roman antiquity, a member of the principal college of priests (Collegium Pontificum). The term was later applied to any high or chief priest and, in ecclesiastical usage, to a bishop, and more particularly to the Bishop of Rome, the Pope or "Roman Pontiff".
Answered by Pardeep kapoor, 16 Dec '09 03:59 pm

 
  
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1. any pontifex.
2. any high or chief priest.
3. Ecclesiastical. a. a bishop.
b. the Roman Catholic pope, the Bishop of Rome.
Answered by Shan Real, 16 Dec '09 03:59 pm

 
  
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