Definition of Papal infallibility

1. Noun. Belief of the Roman Catholic Church that God protects the pope from error when he speaks about faith or morality.

Generic synonyms: Infallibility



Definition of Papal infallibility

1. Noun. (Roman Catholicism) The concept that the Pope, under certain circumstance (when making a statement on faith or morals, etc.) is protected by the Holy Spirit from being able to make a mistake. ¹

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Literary usage of Papal infallibility

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1. History of Christian Doctrine by George Park Fisher (1896)
"... THE VATICAN COUNCIL AND THE DOGMA OF papal infallibility — THE INTERPRETATION OF THE DOGMA THE Council of Trent was ..."

2. Harper's New Monthly Magazine by Henry Mills Alden (1874)
"Her boy died in her arms, forgiving and forgiven. **»»** "Thornton, put up the lights! Ко к mi", play the cat's fugue !" GALILEO AND THE papal infallibility ..."

3. The Historians' History of the World: A Comprehensive Narrative of the Rise by Henry Smith Williams (1907)
"papal infallibility PROCLAIMED (1869 AD) The ministry of Lanza and Sella found itself ... The assembly proclaimed instead the dogma of papal infallibility ..."

4. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1872)
"... and as to the papal infallibility in decisions in the Church on matters of faith from the beginning, through all time and forever, has been generally, ..."

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