Recent Examples of pontiff from the web
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.
During his visit to the former Soviet republic, the pontiff has trod a fine line.
This week, Trump railed against Pope Francis after the pontiff said that anyone who wanted to build a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border was no Christian.
The excerpts published by the BBC trace the arc of a relationship that stretched over three decades, starting when the future pontiff was the archbishop of Krakow.
Minutes later, Tricia got her wish as the pontiff rolled past en route to his next stop on the papal visit to D.C. Emily DeRuy/Next America (Emily DeRuy/Next America)
In his recent interview with an Italian newspaper, the pontiff signaled a potential future where Catholics approve of gay rights.
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Origin and Etymology of pontiff
French pontif, from Latin pontific-, pontifex
First Known Use: 1552
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