Noun(1) the head of the Roman Catholic Church
(1) In a letter addressed to priests around the world, the pontiff said he was profoundly hurt by what he called the most grievous form of evil.(2) He was also among the first world leaders to bend the knee before Pope Benedict XVI after the pontiff 's elevation earlier this year.(3) He must arrange the funeral and burial of the Pope and direct the election of a new pontiff .(4) During the war and afterward, Jewish leaders lavishly praised the wartime pontiff .(5) The late pontiff was also the first pope to step inside a synagogue in 1986 when he visited Rome's biggest synagogue.(6) Highly conservative in doctrine and bluntly liberal in his social views, the pontiff has galvanised the Church.(7) The pontiff had invited her to the Vatican to talk about family planning.(8) Earlier today, outside Cologne, the pontiff celebrated mass with up to 1 million young people.(9) the Pope's first visit to Poland as pontiff(10) Next to the ground was a papal cross, which commemorated a visit by the pontiff .(11) The Pope made history yesterday by becoming the first pontiff to cross the Tiber to address the Italian parliament.(12) The pontiff died at the Vatican in Rome on Saturday, aged 84.(13) The royal couple met with the new pontiff at the Vatican's summer residence in the Alban hills, south of Rome.(14) The pontiff called for a ├ö├ç├┐resolute effort├ö├ç├û to resolve the plight of the refugees.(15) Lay Catholics rarely petitioned their pontiff and never to suggest he take a certain stand on an issue.(16) Even then, the crowds at the Vatican were not certain they had a new pontiff until the bells of St Peter's rang out.
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