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Sovereign

1. A gold coin in the United Kingdom. It has a face value of one British pound, but because it is made of gold, its actual value far exceeds one pound. Investors use sovereigns as bullion coins.

2. See: Sovereignty.
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Zvi Gluck, the founder and director of Amudim, an organization dedicated to helping Jewish victims of abuse and addiction, also tweeted that the pontiff had pledged "zero tolerance" for the sexual abuse of children and said "We need to keep kids safe.
The personal communication came two years after Duterte cursed the Pontiff for causing massive traffic jams in Metro Manila during the Pope's five-day visit in January 2015.
But Pope Francis was not the first pontiff to have made use of a (http://www.
Rai said that in June, a Maronite synod approved the establishment of two new dioceses, for Africa and Venezuela-Colombia, and expressed his hope the pontiff would formally endorse the move.
Fidel thanks pontiff for hearing confession, but Fidel can never agree with you.
He explores how the pontiff contributed considerably to the development of Roman law from the third century BC forward, and particularly engages in the current debate over whether the pontiff belonged to a sacral or a secular order.
Anti-government protesters later clashed with police outside a welcoming ceremony for Francis at the Guanabara government palace, but the anger was directed at Brazilian leaders and not the pontiff.
POPE Francis put his humility on display during his first day as pontiff, stopping by his hotel to pick up his luggage and praying like a pilgrim before a beloved shrine.
What creates a particularly strong impression is his humility," Proykov told reporters on Thursday, noting that the new pontiff stays clear of luxury and is very close to the people, especially the poor ones.
Pope Benedict XVI told cardinals in Vatican City today that he will pledge his unconditional obedience to the next pontiff, just hours before he will become the first pontiff to resign as head of the Catholic Church in nearly 600 years.
The mass is traditionally held in the Santa Sabina Church on Rome's Aventine Hill, but has been moved to St Peter's Basilica out of respect for the outgoing pontiff and to accommodate the crowd of faithful who will want to mark the end of his eight-year rule -- one of the shortest in the Church's modern history.