• Definition for "papal infallibility"
    • the style that Pope, under certain situation (when…
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    • Papal infallibility is a paradox; at…
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papal infallibility definition

  • noun:
    • the style that Pope, under certain situation (when making a statement on belief or morals, etc.) is shielded by the Holy Spirit from to be able to make a blunder.
    • the dogma that pope cannot, when acting in the formal character of supreme pontiff, err in determining a doctrine of Christian faith or guideline of morals, to be held by the church. It was decreed because of the Ecumenical Council within Vatican, July 18, 1870.
    • belief associated with the Roman Catholic Church that God shields the pope from error when he talks about belief or morality
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