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College of Cardinals   /kˈɑlɪdʒ əv kˈɑrdənəlz/   Listen
College of Cardinals

noun
1.
(Roman Catholic Church) the body of cardinals who advise the Pope and elect new Popes.  Synonym: Sacred College.






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"College of Cardinals" Quotes from Famous Books



... men are always speaking gravely and earnestly and with the utmost possible care about the things that are not important, but always talking frivolously about the things that are. Men talk for hours with the faces of a college of cardinals about things like golf, or tobacco, or waistcoats, or party politics. But all the most grave and dreadful things in the world are the oldest jokes in the world—being married; ...
— Heretics • Gilbert K. Chesterton

... all right now, and might return home when he liked. But the question began to be agitated whether the whole system of Copernicus ought not to be condemned as impious and heretical. This view was persistently urged upon the Pope and college of cardinals, and it was soon ...
— The Great Events by Famous Historians, Volume 11 • Various



Words linked to "College of Cardinals" :   Roman Church, Roman Catholic Church, body, Sacred College, cardinal, Western Church, Roman Catholic, Church of Rome



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