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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Vic′ar of Christ′(n.)

  1. the pope.

    Category: Religion

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pope, Catholic Pope, Roman Catholic Pope, pontiff, Holy Father, Vicar of Christ, Bishop of Rome(noun)

    the head of the Roman Catholic Church

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  1. Vicar of Christ

    Vicar of Christ is a term used in different ways, with different theological connotations throughout history. As the original notion a vicar is of "earthly representative of God or Christ" but also used in sense of "person acting as parish priest in place of a real parson" The title is now used in Catholicism to refer to the bishops and more specifically to the Bishop of Rome.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Vicar of Christ

    title assumed by the Pope, who claims to be the Vicegerent of Christ on earth.

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