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Word: prelate

Definition: church dignitary; priest of high position in the church (esp. bishop)

Sentences Containing 'prelate'

Because it took ten days for the news of Pope Paul III's death to reach the French court, at the start of the conclave almost all the cardinals aligned with the Holy Roman Empire were in Rome, while only two of the fourteen French cardinals were in Italy (one was Antoine du Meudon, who had been vacationing in Farnese territory); because one clause of the Concordat of Bologna allowed the pope to fill French benefices if the French prelate died in Rome, Henry II exhorted his cardinals to remain in France, and relied on his non-French allies (in particular, Ippolito II d'Este) to act as his go-between with the Roman Curia.
Blase Joseph Cupich (born 19 March 1949) is an American prelate of the Catholic Church.
Carlos Arthur Sevilla, SJ (born August 9, 1935) is an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church.
Cassetta was ordained to the priesthood on 10 June 1865, and later raised to the rank of Domestic Prelate of His Holiness.
Cosimo also had an illegitimate son, Carlo de' Medici (1430-1492) by a Circassian slave, who became a prelate.
Daniel Joseph Feeney (September 12, 1894 – September 15, 1969) was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church.
Donald Joseph Kettler (born November 26, 1944) is an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church.
Ettore Cunial (November 16, 1905 – October 6, 2005) was an Italian prelate.
For, instead of a long train with royal diadems, I saw in one family two fiddlers, three spruce courtiers, and an Italian prelate.
George Lauder was a fifteenth-century Scottish prelate and Bishop of Argyll (or "Episcopus Lismorensis").
George Leo Thomas (born May 19, 1950) is an American prelate of the Catholic Church who has served as Bishop of Helena since 2004.
He was made referendary prelate of the Apostolic Signatura on 23 June 1878, auditor of the Vicar General of Rome on 3 April 1884, and later counselor of the Sacred Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith and of the Supreme Sacred Congregation of the Holy Office.
In "The Puppet of Desire", he explains the story of the Loudon possessions, which he deciphers with the help of the mimetic theory, showing that at bottom it is the mother superior of the convent, infatuated with a young prelate, who draws the other sisters along with her by transmitting her Madame Bovary-like desire to them, plunging all of them into a generalized hysteria.
In 1886 Henderson published his first novel, "The Prelate", and followed it two years later with "Agatha Page".
In 1985, he was named a Prelate of Honor.
It is acknowledged on all hands, says that learned prelate, that the authority, either of the scripture or of tradition, is founded merely in the testimony of the apostles, who were eye-witnesses to those miracles of our Saviour, by which he proved his divine mission.
John Rawsthorne (born 12 November 1936) is an English prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, currently serving as Bishop of Hallam.
Joseph Elmer Ritter (July 20, 1892 – June 10, 1967) was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church.
Kengyō was the master of the prelate Shūen 修円.
Mansonville was also the home of Russian Orthodox prelate Metropolitan Vitaly Ustinov for some five decades until his death in 2006.
Martin William Currie (born December 11, 1943) is a Roman Catholic prelate.
Murō, where the Buddhist prelate Kengyō was practicing religious austerities.
Paul Peter Rhode (Kashubian: "Paweł Piotr Rhode")(September 18, 1871 – March 3, 1945) was a Kashubian Polish-born prelate of the Roman Catholic Church, and the first to be elevated to an American bishopric.
Prelate Bernhard Lichtenberg, the dome provost of St.
Prelate of honor of His Holiness, March 26, 1979.
Richard's and a domestic prelate in 1955.
Rudolph Aloysius Gerken (March 7, 1887—March 2, 1943) was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church.
Significant ecclesiastical figures from Suffolk include Simon Sudbury, a former Archbishop of Canterbury; Tudor-era Catholic prelate Thomas Cardinal Wolsey; and author, poet and Benedictine monk John Lydgate.
The prelate of Opus Dei is the president of the society.
Then Cashel became an archiepiscopal see, and O'Dunan its first prelate as far as the primate, St.
Thomas Gerard Wenski (born October 18, 1950) is an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church.
William Graham Connare (December 11, 1911 – June 12, 1995) was an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church.
William Patrick Callahan OFM Conv DD (born June 17, 1950) is an American prelate of the Roman Catholic Church.

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