Sacred College


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Sacred College

n.
The College of Cardinals.

Sacred College

n
(Roman Catholic Church) the collective body of the cardinals of the Roman Catholic Church
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Noun1.Sacred College - (Roman Catholic Church) the body of cardinals who advise the Pope and elect new Popes
body - a group of persons associated by some common tie or occupation and regarded as an entity; "the whole body filed out of the auditorium"; "the student body"; "administrative body"
Church of Rome, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church, Roman Catholic - the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
cardinal - (Roman Catholic Church) one of a group of more than 100 prominent bishops in the Sacred College who advise the Pope and elect new Popes
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4) David Kerr, "Cardinal Burke Reflects on his First Year in the Sacred College," Catholic News Agency, November 28, 2011.
Only Asian among the 24 prelates drawn to the Sacred College of Cardinals
He discusses the office of the papacy, the sources and meanings of the current election process, the role of the sacred college of cardinals, and other aspects.
HAIRS: Sacred College Sam is now regularly shaving any hair he has on his chin and top lip with an electric razor because he does not want to be scrutinised about it again following last Monday's incident.
QUIZ CHALLENGE: 1 The Sacred College of Cardinals; 2 The International Red Cross; 3 Lord Peter Wimsey; 4 Abraham Lincoln; 5 Water.
Six months earlier, on 26 June 1517, he had been transferred from the cardinal deacon church of Santa Maria in Domnica to the cardinal priest church of San Clemente, and about a week later, on 6 July, to the cardinal priest church of San Lorenzo in Damaso, formerly held by the dean of the Sacred College, Rafaello Riario (ca.
Rivera: Archbishop Rodriguez Maradiaga, as a cardinal, is always papabile, as are naturally all the members of the Sacred College.
24, 1942; and at the Sacred College on June 2, 1943.
If he did decide to hand over his duties, a successor would be chosen by the Sacred College of Cardinals.