Vicar of Jesus Christ

Related to Vicar of Jesus Christ: Vicar of St. Peter, Vicar of the Prince of the Apostles
(R. C. Ch.) the pope as representing Christ on earth.

See also: Vicar

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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Before he was installed as the Vicar of Jesus Christ, the 76-year-old toured the square in an open-top Mercedes jeep, flanked by security.
Benedict retains an impressive list of titles, however, including "bishop of Rome, vicar of Jesus Christ, successor of the prince of the apostles, supreme pontiff of the universal church, primate of Italy, archbishop and metropolitan of the province of Rome, sovereign of the Vatican city-state, and servant of the servants of God." The last change to the list was the last title, added by Paul VI in 1969.
But the institution of the papacy, that unique spiritual establishment with its claim to a supreme authority articulated in such titles as Vicar of Jesus Christ, successor to Peter, prince of the apostles, supreme pontiff, patriarch of the West, primate of Italy, metropolitan of the province of Rome, bishop of Rome, and sovereign of the Vatican.