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Donald Trump was inaugurated president; Harvey Weinstein was excommunicated from Hollywood.
But when Pius IX secured the declaration of papal infallibility, Döllinger refused to concede and was excommunicated, remaining under church condemnation until his death in 1890.
Alcoholics could be suspect, and suicide was another good marker of vampirism since people who kill themselves are instantly excommunicated and therefore more susceptible to other forces.
After a series of disputes, Luther was excommunicated from the Catholic Church on Jan. 3, 1521.
Official papal policy was to excommunicate Christians trading with Muslims, but Elizabeth was now beyond such edicts.
Attempts to excommunicate both Robert Howard and Lady Purbeck from the Christian community were made.
In 1521, the church declared Luther a heretic and excommunicated him.
Carolina hasn’t spoken to her father in five years and has never met Ginny, having been excommunicated from the family for marrying a mobster.
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