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Your pontif has made Bush look like a tightwad and I am afraid he is not done yet!
Dear Ms. Phillips - I wait with bated breath for your scathing attack on the Roman Catholic pontif for his shameful reinstatement of a holocaust denier.
"Se si dà quell'inno ad un maestro di cappella per metterlo in musica concertata ed in _battuta sensibile_, verrà subito distrutto il _ritmo_, e se la cantilena della cappella pontif. si scrive in battuta, si vedranno cadere nel _battere_ alcune sillabe brevi, senza pregiudizio della loro quantità".
The Ceremonies of the Holy-Week at Rome Charles Michael Baggs
; THIEL, Epist.rom. pontif., 639 sq.; Acta synodorum Romae habit.a. 499, 501, 502 in Mon. Germ.
The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 14: Simony-Tournon 1840-1916 1913
HELFERT, TraitÈ de vicaires paroissiaux in Analecta juris pontif.
MÜntz, L'argent et le luze à la cour pontif. in Rev. des quest. hist.
The exploits of the sovereign, his great and never-ending achievements as a conqueror and destroyer of monsters, as pontif of Assur and the founder of palaces and cities -- such are the themes to which
A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1 Georges Perrot 1873
Others, with Dr. Forbes (_controv.pontif. princip., anno_ 1658):
Purgatory Mrs. James Sadlier 1861
And if that alone were not enough for people to burn your cathedrals to the ground and feed the pontif into a wood chipper hat-first, you have a long and well documented history of monstrous evil ...
Gay/Lesbian Forum 2010
September 30th, 2009 Rock superstars U2 are a bigger draw than the Pope - they've broken the attendance record at New Jersey's Giants Stadium set by late pontif JOHN PAUL II back in 1995.