Example sentences for: papacy

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

  • His religious conversion won him the support of the papacy, and Mieszko effectively founded the Polish state the following year.

  • 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.

  • He opposed Piedmontese patricians and intellectuals of the Moderates party, seeking reform through a pri­vilege-conscious confederation of Italian princes blessed by the papacy — with Piedmont providing the military muscle.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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