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Meaning of Vicar of Christ

Vic'ar of Christ'

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— Rom. Cath. Ch. Rom. Cath. Ch.
  1. the pope, with reference to his claim to stand in the place of Jesus Christ and possess His authority in the church.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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