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CAESAROPAPISM

The policy of kingly or civil supremacy in Catholic Church affairs. Emulating pagan priest-emperors, temporal rulers have variously meddled in ecclesiastical affairs, encroaching mainly upon the doctrinal powers of the Church; Caesar takes the place of the Pope.

All items in this dictionary are from Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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