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Questions concerning the office and the role of the pope.

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How is the "perpetual" excommunication of Acacius by Felix III currently understood in Catholicism?

Around AD 485, the patriarch of Constantinople, Acacius, was excommunicated by Pope Felix III, in a dispute over both theology and authority. This excommunication, however, seems unique in that it ...
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What is the Roman Catholic Church doctrinal justification of its perceived opposition or support of the independence of Catalonia?

According to the New York Daily News, Vida Nueva (New Life) internet publication said the pope told Spain's new ambassador to the Vatican, Gerardo Bugallo, that the Holy See is against all self-...
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What happens if a Pope is unable to continue his duties due to physical or mental illness?

Say that a Pope becomes bedridden and so he cannot go out in public and does not have the stamina to perform other duties. Or he begins suffering from Alzheimer's and thus cannot remember that he is ...
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How often has the Pope asked all Catholics to pray the Rosary?

In the history of the Catholic Church, I know there's been extra days of fasting and prayer called for by the Pope and Bishops, but other than prior to the Battle of Lepanto and today (March 19th 2020,...
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Unique "traditional" souvenirs people may obtain from the pope or other Catholic prelates?

Unique "traditional" souvenirs people may obtain from the pope or other Catholic prelates? Believe it or not, there’s a way to get the pope to surrender his zucchetto to you, while in the presence of ...
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What was the first infallible statement made by a pope?

According to the Catholic Church, what was the first infallible statement made by a pope, by himself, outside an ecumenical council?
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What is the origins of Popes wearing a white soutane with other articles of clothing such as mozzetta in red?

What is the origins of Popes wearing a white soutane with other articles of clothing such as mozzetta in red? Most sources say that the pope wears a white soutane since the time of Pope Pius V. That ...
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How many theologians were censured under popes John Paul II, Benedict XVI, and Francis?

This question contains three parts: How many theologians were censured under Pope John Paul II? (1978-2005) How many theologians were censured under Pope Benedict XVI? (2005-2013) How many ...
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Do we know the reasons why Generalissimo Francisco Franco tried to block the election of Cardinal Giovanni Montini from becoming Pope Paul VI?

Do we know the reasons why the Spanish Generalissimo Francisco Franco tried to block the election of Cardinal Giovanni Montini from becoming Pope Paul VI? Seeing that Pope Paul VI is now a canonized ...
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