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PODIUM

Any elevated platform. But especially the platform on which the Pope is carried when he officiates in a procession with the Blessed Sacrament. Part of the podium is a kneeler or seat for the Pope as he adores the Holy Eucharist. (Etym. Latin podium, elevated place, parapet, balcony.)

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

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