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College of Cardinals

n. Roman Catholic Church
The body of all the cardinals that elect the pope, assist him in governing the church, and administer the Holy See when the papacy is vacant.

College of Cardinals

n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) RC Church the collective body of cardinals having the function of electing and advising the pope

Col′lege of Car′dinals


n.
the chief ecclesiastical body of the Roman Catholic Church, electing and advising the pope and comprising all of the cardinals of the church.

College of Cardinals

A body of the highest authority next to the pope in the Roman Catholic Church. The pope is elected from one of the cardinals, and is elected by them. They assist the pope in religious and non-religious affairs.
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Noun1.College of Cardinals - (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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Not the Pope himself shall have these from me, though he sent the whole college of cardinals to ask it.
I will simply call your attention to the fact that your modern systems of popular election, of two chambers, and of juries all had their origin in provincial and oecumenical councils, and in the episcopate and college of cardinals; but there is this difference,--the views of civilization held by our present-day philosophy seem to me to fade away before the sublime and divine conception of Catholic communion, the type of a universal social communion brought about by the word and the fact that are combined in religious dogma.
The College of Cardinals now has 121 members who are under 80 and.could enter a conclave.
In July, McCarrick resigned from the College of Cardinals, retaining the lower title archbishop, and the Vatican promised that he would stand trial in its internal court system.
Which meeting place for the College of Cardinals in the Vatican had its ceiling painted by Michelangelo?
Other cardinals who have been disciplined in sexual abuse scandals kept their membership in the College of Cardinals and their honorific "your eminence", Reuters reported.
Pope Francis accepted his resignation from the College of Cardinals in late July.
He will be entering the College of Cardinals along with the other 13 men on June 29.
Young and charming, his election to office might seem the result of a simple and effective media strategy by the College of Cardinals, but appearances can be deceptive.
Young and charming, his election might seem the result of a simple media strategy by the College of Cardinals. But, as we know, appearances can be deceptive.
According to the Code of Canon Law, a cardinal remains at the service of the pope both personally and as a member of the College of Cardinals, which may be summoned by the pope for particular needs.
It was known that he planned to increase the geographical diversity of the College of Cardinals. He wanted to give greater weight to the global south, where the Church is growing most rapidly.

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