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PADROADO

The privilege of patronage extended by the Pope to the King of Portugal over three episcopal sees in India since 1534, which gave rise to frequent conflicts between Church and State. The padroado was suppressed in 1928.

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

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