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In the earlier visit, Romero's primatial authority at the regional level was strengthened by the authority of the universal primate, Paul VI, who, after receiving reassurance from Romero of his fidelity to him as successor of Peter and to the magisterium, took Romero's hands in his and said, "Courage.
The prospect of a form of institutional authority that would be collegial as well as primatial collapsed at the council and seems to have disappeared entirely in the exercise of papal authority ever since.
Behind an unassuming appearance, there lies considerable Pastoral experience as a spiritual director of the Seminary of San Paolo, his work as a diocesan bishop and archbishop, followed by eight years in the Roman Curia before being appointed to the Primatial See of San Salvador di Bahia.
Other themes discussed include: Ireland and Rome, conversion to Christianity, the organisation of the early church, the great Easter controversy, primatial claims over the Irish church, the role and power of kings and Columba, Iona and Lindisfarne.
GA notes that this primatial ministry includes "a specific ministry concerning the discernment of truth as an expression of universal primacy".
5, 26) vouchsafed to the hierarch concerning the future of both Armenia's royal and primatial lines (previously the catholicate had also been hereditary).
As the Southern Cone invitation makes clear, the Diocese may return to full communion with the Episcopal Church when circumstances change and the Episcopal Church repents and adheres to the theological, moral and pastoral norms of the Anglican Communion, and when effective and acceptable alternative primatial oversight becomes available.
35) Gros's article, "A Primatial Grace for a Baptismal Church," informed readers as to the significance of current developments and their impact on the future exercise of the papal office, both ecumenically and within the Catholic Church, in light of historical and ongoing theological challenges.
Chapter 4 considers the implications of Anselm's primatial theory as it was instantiated in England during the reign of King William Rufus.
In 2010, a primatial task force reviewed this unusual role.
In a majestic three-hour ceremony, Jefferts Schori, 52, was formally handed the primatial staff, symbolizing her role as chief pastor of the nation's 2.
Brigit's influence gave her church, Kildare, a status second to only one other church, Armagh, and Brigit's successors, both monastic and episcopal, managed to keep Armagh's primatial hopes at bay so effectively that an unknown Armagh writer composed a life in which Saint Patrick, traditional founder of the see, acknowledges that Brigit is supreme in the Kildare area.
At a gala retirement dinner in 1987, at which 3,000 of Canada's elite joined to honour him, the Cardinal addressed his enigmatic role as leader of Canada's principal, though not primatial, see.
From his home close to the Tyrone-Armagh border, McAnallen spent seven years making the short daily trip to the Primatial city, where his footballing skills were nurtured and honed.
Given these facts, about which there is scarcely any serious doubt among even Catholic historians, it is somewhat surprising that the words of Jesus and of the exalted Christ to Peter have been repeatedly applied -- most recently in Pope John Paul II's encyclical on ecumenism, Ut unum sint -- to the bishop of Rome and the pope as the basis of a claim to a divinely ordained primatial power.