Definition of Bishop of rome

1. Noun. The head of the Roman Catholic Church.

Exact synonyms: Catholic Pope, Holy Father, Pontiff, Pope, Roman Catholic Pope, Vicar Of Christ
Group relationships: Papacy, Pontificate
Generic synonyms: Spiritual Leader, Catholic
Specialized synonyms: Antipope
Specialized synonyms: Alexander Vi, Borgia, Pope Alexander Vi, Rodrigo Borgia, Benedict Xiv, Prospero Lambertini, Benedict Xv, Giacomo Della Chiesa, Benedetto Caetani, Boniface Viii, Calixtus Ii, Guy Of Burgundy, Alfonso Borgia, Borgia, Calixtus Iii, Clement Vii, Giulio De' Medici, Clement Xi, Giovanni Francesco Albani, Clement Xiv, Lorenzo Ganganelli, Gregory, Gregory I, Gregory The Great, Saint Gregory I, St. Gregory I, Gregory, Gregory Vii, Hildebrand, Angelo Correr, Gregory, Gregory Xii, Gregory, Gregory Xiii, Ugo Buoncompagni, Bartolomeo Alberto Capillari, Gregory, Gregory Xvi, Innocent Iii, Lotario Di Segni, Giovanni Battista Cibo, Innocent Viii, Benedetto Odescalchi, Innocent Xi, Antonio Pignatelli, Innocent Xii, Angelo Guiseppe Roncalli, John Xxiii, Albino Luciano, John Paul I, John Paul Ii, Karol Wojtyla, Leo I, Leo The Great, St. Leo I, Leo Iii, Bruno, Bruno Of Toul, Leo Ix, Giovanni De'medici, Leo X, Gioacchino Pecci, Giovanni Vincenzo Pecci, Leo Xiii, Martin V, Oddone Colonna, Nicholas V, Tomasso Parentucelli, Alessandro Farnese, Paul Iii, Giovanni Battista Montini, Paul Vi, Aeneas Silvius, Enea Silvio Piccolomini, Pius Ii, Antonio Ghislieri, Pius V, Giannangelo Braschi, Giovanni Angelo Braschi, Pius Vi, Barnaba Chiaramonti, Luigi Barnaba Gregorio Chiaramonti, Pius Vii, Giovanni Maria Mastai-ferretti, Giovanni Mastai-ferretti, Pius Ix, Giuseppe Melchiorre Sarto, Giuseppe Sarto, Pius X, Achille Ratti, Ambrogio Damiano Achille Ratti, Pius Xi, Eugenio Pacelli, Pius Xii, Francesco Della Rovere, Sixtus Iv, Gerbert, Sylvester Ii, Odo, Odo Of Lagery, Otho, Otho Of Lagery, Urban Ii, Guillaume De Grimoard, Urban V, Bartolomeo Prignano, Urban Vi, Maffeo Barberini, Urban Viii
Derivative terms: Pontifical, Papal

Definition of Bishop of rome

1. Proper noun. an honorific title of the Pope of the Roman Catholic Church ¹

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Literary usage of Bishop of rome

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"I. Development of the Papacy : Pope (Gk., pappas, " father ") designates the bishop of Rome in his position as supreme head of the Roman Catholic Church. ..."

2. The History of the Reformation of the Church of England by Gilbert Burnet, Edward Nares (1843)
"Mine or »offer the Bishop of Rome's De- The Bishop of Rome may be judged ot All King«. ... The Bishop of Rome is not bound to any Heaven unto Men. ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"IV, xxxi) do not give much more information than Eusebius and Jerome; some of them call him Bishop of Rome, others Bishop of Porto. ..."

4. Readings in European History: A Collection of Extracts from the Sources by James Harvey Robinson (1904)
"... THE PAPACY I. THE bishop of rome AND THE HEADSHIP OF THE CHURCH The claim of the bishop of Rome to be the divinely ordained head of the Christian Church ..."

5. The history of the decline and fall of the Roman empire by Edward Gibbon (1881)
"Damasus, bishop of Rome, who was constrained to stigmatise the avarice of his clergy by the publication of the law of Valen- Ambition tinian, ..."

6. The Infallibility of the Church: A Course of Lectures Delivered in the by George Salmon (1888)
"But it is remarkable that while Tertullian altogether denies that it lies within the competence of the bishop of Rome to give absolution to an adulterer, ..."

7. Institutes of the Christian Religion by Jean Calvin (1844)
"For Cyprian, when he exhorts Stephen, bishop of Rome, to admonish the bishops of ... In this respect, also, there is yet no appearance of the bishop of Rome ..."

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