Example sentences for: papacy

How can you use “papacy” in a sentence? Here are some example sentences to help you improve your vocabulary:

  • His power struggle with the papacy divided the country into two highly volatile camps — Guelfs supporting the pope and Ghibellines supporting the emperor.

  • The backspin: The United States and Canada have gained more cardinals, and to woo them, candidates for the papacy will have to be more sensitive to American Catholics' dissent from papal teachings on divorce, remarriage, and women in the priesthood.

  • The area was dominated in the past by the papacy, which conquered the Lombard dukes of Spoleto in the Middle Ages, Perugia in the 16th century, and held sway until the unification of Italy.

  • The papacy in Rome had lost prestige with the dissolution of the Jesuits and the crippling loss of revenue from the Hapsburg Church reforms.

  • Before ascending to the papacy in 1939, Eugenio Pacelli neutered German Catholic opposition to Nazism, campaigned to remove black troops from the Rhineland, and contemptuously declined to help persecuted Jews.


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