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PROTOPOPE

A priest of high rank, in the Orthodox and Byzantine Uniat Churches, who corresponds to the archpriest or dean in the Western rite. (Etym. Greek pr_to, first, chief + papas, title of bishops.

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

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