A statue of one of the Holy Fathers.Licensed from iStockPhoto
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a title of the pope
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noun Roman Catholic ChurchThe American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
Used as a title and form of address for the pope.