Papaphobia

Papaphobia

Papaphobia (Greek: πάππας, papa, "papacy" and φόβος, phobos, "fear") is an abnormal or persistent pathological fear of the pope or the papacy. A person with papaphobia may also be fearful of the Roman Catholic Church. Papaphobia is a clinical phobia generally classified under specific phobias, fear of a single specific panic trigger. Symptoms can include shortness of breath, rapid breathing, irregular heartbeat, sweating, nausea, and overall feelings of dread.

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