Holy Father

noun

Examples of Holy Father in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His Excellence Archbishop Roger M. Mahony and the Church of Southern California welcoming the Holy Father on his second pastoral visit to the United States of America. Houston Mitchell, Los Angeles Times, 26 June 2023 The Holy Father landed in Kazakhstan on Tuesday for a three-day tour of the country meeting with both secular and religious leaders. Fox News, 13 Sep. 2022 Many Catholics will accept the Holy Father’s instruction. Fr. Goran Jovicic, National Review, 13 June 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Holy Father was in the 15th century

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“Holy Father.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Holy%20Father. Accessed 18 Jul. 2024.

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