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  • It prepared the way for the dogmatic formulation of the plenitude of the papal power three centuries later by the council of the Vatican.
  • Canonization is the solemn and definitive act by which the pope decrees the plenitude of public honours.
  • Unfortunately the king was bent upon still further emphasizing the plenitude of his power.
  • This primacy, a primacy of honour and jurisdiction, involving the plenitude of power over the teaching, the worship, the discipline and administration of the Church, is received by the pope as part of the succession of St Peter, together with the episcopate of Rome.
  • (I) In the matter of jurisdiction: "If any one say that the Roman Pontiff has an office merely of inspection and direction, and not the full and supreme power of jurisdiction over the whole Church, not only in matters of faith and morals, but also as regards discipline and the government of the Church scattered throughout the whole world; or that he has only the principal portion and not the plenitude of that supreme power; or that his power is not ordinary and immediate, as much over each and every church as over each and every pastor and believer: anathema sit."

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