papal infallibility

noun
|Updated on: 9 May 2018

Definition of papal infallibility

: the Roman Catholic doctrine that the pope cannot err when speaking ex cathedra in defining a doctrine of Christian faith or morals

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1831

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  • : the Roman Catholic belief that the pope cannot be wrong when using his official position of power to give instructions about Christian faith or morals


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