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papacy
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  • At seventy-nine years old he had crossed the unspoken threshold beyond which the college no longer trusted one’s health to withstand the rigorous schedule of the papacy.
  • When it came to pursuing the papacy, there was a Holy Trinity-Conservative.
  • Mr. Langdon, it is true that Vatican rule dictates the camerlegno assume chief executive office during conclave, but it is only because his lack of eligibility for the papacy ensures an unbiased election.
  • Attaining the papacy required a certain amount of political ambition, something the young camerlegno apparently lacked; he had refused his Pope’s offers for higher clerical stations many times, saying he preferred to serve the church as a simple man.
  • That very cardinal who had taken the camerlegno under his wing had apparently later risen to the papacy and brought with him his young protege to serve as chamberlain.
  • You are no doubt aware that by Holy Law the camerlegno is ineligible for election to the papacy.
  • He was the runaway favorite for the papacy.
  • The bishop who had taken him in, the man who had been like a father to him, the clergyman whom the camerlegno had stood beside while he rose to the papacy . was a fraud.
  • The inside joke was that accepting the papacy was a cardinal’s "fastest route to heaven.

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  • Benedict wrote numerous books before ascending to the papacy.
  • during his papacy, John Paul II...

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