Translation of pontiff in Spanish:


pontífice, n.

Pronunciation /ˈpɒntɪf//ˈpɑn(t)əf/


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    pontífice masculine
    • The pontiff died at the Vatican in Rome on Saturday, aged 84.
    • Earlier today, outside Cologne, the pontiff celebrated mass with up to 1 million young people.
    • Lay Catholics rarely petitioned their pontiff and never to suggest he take a certain stand on an issue.
    • The late pontiff was also the first pope to step inside a synagogue in 1986 when he visited Rome's biggest synagogue.
    • Only three other pontiffs have led the Catholic church for as long as he did.
    • To the strains of an ancient crusader hymn, the princes of the church led the pontiff into the square.
    • In a letter addressed to priests around the world, the pontiff said he was profoundly hurt by what he called the most grievous form of evil.
    • The Pope made history yesterday by becoming the first pontiff to cross the Tiber to address the Italian parliament.
    • The royal couple met with the new pontiff at the Vatican's summer residence in the Alban hills, south of Rome.
    • Next to the ground was a papal cross, which commemorated a visit by the pontiff.
    • He must arrange the funeral and burial of the Pope and direct the election of a new pontiff.
    • The Vatican said the pontiff has been cured of the flu-related breathing problems that landed him there.
    • He was also among the first world leaders to bend the knee before Pope Benedict XVI after the pontiff's elevation earlier this year.
    • During the war and afterward, Jewish leaders lavishly praised the wartime pontiff.
    • The pontiff called for a ‘resolute effort’ to resolve the plight of the refugees.
    • In addition, the pontiff hopes to visit Syria, Malta and Poland next year, according to Vatican sources.
    • The pontiff had invited her to the Vatican to talk about family planning.
    • The last pope to hold the name of Benedict was an Italian whose reign from 1914 to 1922 encompassed World War I.
    • Highly conservative in doctrine and bluntly liberal in his social views, the pontiff has galvanised the Church.
    • Even then, the crowds at the Vatican were not certain they had a new pontiff until the bells of St Peter's rang out.