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 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 1823 conclave of zelanti (zealot) cardinals elected arch-conservative Leo XII to help the papacy recover from its Napoleonic shock.

  • The style of John Paul II's papacy has occasioned as much comment as its substance.

  • 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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