Recent Examples of pontiff from the Web
But when the White House finalized the lucky list of staff members who would accompany Trump into his private audience with the pontiff at the Vatican last week, Spicer's name was nowhere to be found.
There are photos of both Trudeau and Trump with the pope where the pontiff is smiling, or at least looking slightly cheerier.
But when the White House finalized the lucky list of staff members who would accompany Trump into his private audience with the pontiff at the Vatican last week, Spicer’s name was nowhere to be found.
Later the pontiff also planned to meet with poor and homeless people as well as refugees and prisoners.
The pontiff's day also include lunch with homeless people, refugees and prisoners and a Mass before a crowd estimated at 80,000 people.
But unfortunately for the POTUS and the pontiff, their meeting was overshadowed by a very awkward photo op, which the internet promptly made viral.
Raised in Slovenia, where nearly 74 percent of residents are Catholics, the First Lady kept things conservative, wearing a veil for Wednesday’s meet-and-greet with the pontiff.
The pontiff received more than 70,000 email messages wishing him a happy birthday, as well as telephone calls and telegrams from world leaders and religious figures.
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Origin and Etymology of pontiff
French pontif, from Latin pontific-, pontifex
First Known Use: 1552
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