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PREACHER APOSTOLIC

A dignitary of the pontifical household, whose duty it has been to preach to the Pope and the assembled papal court four times during Advent and weekly during Lent. A Capuchin friar has held this office since 1753, when Benedict XIV conferred it on that order.

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

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