Vicar of Christ

Vicar of Christ
Date: 15th century pope 1

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Vicar of Christ — (Latin Vicarius Christi ) has been used since Pope Gelasius I (served 492 496), alongside a few rarer vicarial titles, as one of the titles of the Bishop of Rome the Pope as head of the Universal Church (see Papal primacy). A vicar is, roughly, a …   Wikipedia

  • Vicar of Christ — • A title of the pope implying his supreme and universal primacy, both of honour and of jurisdiction, over the Church of Christ Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Vicar of Christ     Vicar of Christ …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Vicar of Christ — Rom. Cath. Ch. the pope, with reference to his claim to stand in the place of Jesus Christ and possess His authority in the church. Also, Vicar of Jesus Christ. [1475 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • Vicar of Christ — noun Roman Catholic Church (a title applied to the pope which views him as the chief representative of Christ on earth.) Also, Vicar of Jesus Christ …   Australian English dictionary

  • Vicar of Christ — Vic′ar of Christ′ n. rel the pope Also called Vic′ar of Je′sus Christ′ …   From formal English to slang

  • VICAR OF CHRIST —    title assumed by the Pope, who claims to be the Vicegerent of Christ on earth …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Vicar of Christ —    This title (from the Latin vicarius, meaning substitute or deputy ) refers to Saint Peter and his successors, the bishops of Rome, who have the responsibility of representing Christ to the universal Church and to the world. (See CCC 882) …   Glossary of theological terms

  • Vicar of Christ — noun the head of the Roman Catholic Church • Syn: ↑pope, ↑Catholic Pope, ↑Roman Catholic Pope, ↑pontiff, ↑Holy Father, ↑Bishop of Rome • Derivationally related forms: ↑pontifical ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • Vicar of Christ — the Pope …   Eponyms, nicknames, and geographical games

  • Vicar of Christ —  Викарий Христа …   Вестминстерский словарь теологических терминов

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