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RING OF THE FISHERMAN

A gold seal ring with which popes are invested at the time of their election. It is used when sealing papal documents and id destroyed at the time of a pope's death by the Cardinal Camerlengo. The seal represents St. Peter fishing from a boat.

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

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