Vicar of Christ


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Vicar of Christ

n. Roman Catholic Church
The pope.

Vicar of Christ

n
(Roman Catholic Church) RC Church the Pope when regarded as Christ's earthly representative

Vic′ar of Christ′



n.
the pope.
Also called Vic′ar of Je′sus Christ′.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Vicar of Christ - the head of the Roman Catholic ChurchVicar of Christ - the head of the Roman Catholic Church
papacy, pontificate - the government of the Roman Catholic Church
spiritual leader - a leader in religious or sacred affairs
Catholic - a member of a Catholic church
antipope - someone who is elected pope in opposition to another person who is held to be canonically elected; "the antipopes resided in Avignon during the Great Schism"
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Now, the Vicar of Christ has turned his attention to climate change, issuing an eloquent and informed encyclical last Thursday that exhorts world leaders to hear "the cry of the earth and the cry of the poor.
Stewart, a vicar of Christ Church, with a parish in the centre of Southport, moved from the 1930s vicarage in Birkdale he shared with Sheila, and the couple were keen to have the space to work from home.
The trip will be led by the Rev Maureen Read, vicar of Christ the King Church in Meltham, and assistant priest, the Rev Dennis Shields.
Did this Vicar of Christ do enough to combat the evils of Fascism, especially in Nazi-dominated parts of Europe?
Even Jesus himself is only considered the "head" of the body (Ephesians 5:23) and not the whole body, but the pope surpassed Christ himself in having to be the full Vicar of Christ.
Sometimes, Francis' one-liners don't warrant Vatican clarification, but they're worth repeating simply because they came from the lips of the Successor of Peter, Vicar of Christ, Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church:
Peter's Square I felt a blessing to see the Vicar of Christ on earth, Benedict XVI, small and humble, gentle and loving, holding on to the bar on the popemobile as he slowly moved among the people, blessing the crowd amid the ringing cheers of happy pilgrims.
It places such a high value on personal conscience that if one follows one's conscience, one is following the Aboriginal Vicar of Christ, who resides in the heart of the individual.
The vicar of Christ Church got in touch with Mission Direct, looking for a project to sponsor, and the charity linked us up.
The new Vicar of Christ, Pope Francis, is a rare example of a humble intellectual.
Canon Patrick Thomas, the Vicar of Christ Church Carmarthen and Chancellor of St David's Cathedral, is the author of a highly praised new book which finds numerous similarities between Wales and Armenia, which until 22 years ago was part of the Soviet Union.
We are not actually wanting to link the Church and drinking," the vicar of Christ Church, in Lake Road North, near Roath Park, said.