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Catholic Dictionary

Find accurate definitions of over 5,000 Catholic terms and phrases (including abbreviations). Based on Fr. John Hardon's Modern Catholic Dictionary, © Eternal Life. Used with permission.

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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.

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