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    Pontiff

    Howcome dictionary.com says for the definition of the word "pontiff":

    The Roman Catholic pope
    The Bishop of Rome


    So which is it? Bishop or Pope?!

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    Re: Pontiff

    The Bishop of Rome is the Pope.
    I'm not a teacher, but I write for a living. Please don't ask me about 2nd conditionals, but I'm a safe bet for what reads well in (American) English.

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    Re: Pontiff

    He's also Supreme Pontiff of the Universal Church, Patriarch of the West, Primate of Italy, Archbishop and Metropolitan of the Roman Province, Sovereign of the State of the Vatican City, Servant of the Servants of God, and probably a couple of other things as well.

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    Re: Pontiff

    You missed Vicar of Jesus Christ as part of the Bishop of Rome.
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