What is papal supremacy?

Answer The term papal supremacy, used interchangeably with papal primacy, refers to the authority of the pope in the Roman Catholic Church. The term defines the relationship of the pope, the bishop of Rom... Read More »

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What is a papal nuncio?

The pope appoints a papal nuncio (also known as an "apostolic nuncio") to serve as an ambassador to a particular country or set of countries. Papal nuncios perform diplomatic and administrative dut... Read More »

What is a papal prince?

The papal prince, technically known as the prince assistant to the papal throne, is part of the Curia, the papal court, a retinue composed of Roman nobles who served the pope in the fashion of a ty... Read More »

What is papal power?

The Pope is the supreme head of the global Catholic church. As one of a long line of successors to Saint Peter, Catholics see the Pope as being the Vicar of Christ, or God's representative on Earth... Read More »

What is a papal audience?

A papal audience is a meeting with the pope. There are two main types of papal audience: the general audience on Wednesday mornings at St. Peter's Basilica and a more private audience reserved for ... Read More »