Example sentences for: papacy

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

  • 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.

  • Le Monde of Paris marked Friday's 20 th anniversary of John Paul II's election to the papacy by commissioning an opinion poll that shows 53 percent of French people think he should resign.

  • But in turn the pope had to kneel in allegiance, and this exchange of spiritual blessing for military protection laid the seeds of future conflict between the papacy and secular rulers, compounded in 962 when Otto I was crowned Emperor of the newly formed Holy Roman Empire.

  • But churches that ordain female clergy might have their own "woman problem" in accepting a scaled-back papacy that came with theological strings attached.

  • 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.

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