Example sentences for: papacy

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

  • After thirty years, the papacy returned.

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

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

  • While the pope has warned the archbishop of Canterbury that the ordination of women as Anglican priests poses "an increasingly serious obstacle" to reconciliation between Rome and Canterbury, he has indicated a surprising willingness to compromise on a seemingly more fundamental obstacle to reunion: the papacy itself.


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