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Apostolic See

Apostolic See

An Apostolic See is any episcopal see whose foundation is attributed to one or more of the Apostles. Examples are the Churches in Thessalonica and Corinth and the many others founded by Paul the Apostle, such as the Maltese Church. Other examples are those that became classified as the Pentarchy:

"The Apostolic See" is used in the singular to refer to the See of Rome, referring to the Pope's status as successor of the Apostle Peter.

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