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Presiding in charity: Ecumenical dialogue looks at pope’s role

Presiding in charity: Ecumenical dialogue looks at pope’s role

| Robert Duncan | December 28, 2017 | 1 Comment

Many people, including many Catholics, believe the pope always ruled over the Catholic Church as an absolute monarch, appointing the world’s bishops and definitively settling issues of faith and morals. Yet that exercise of the papal office is comparatively new.

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