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A regionally popular term for a physician or researcher who is regarded by his peers as the ultimate expert—the ‘pope’—on a particular subject


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Q. Dear Doctors,I had cyst in my left ovary and poped it off,after that I have a small pain every day. in HSG everything was OK.my Pop smir is ok and in histroscopy every thing was ok. would you please ask me why I have this pain?

A. as Ann already mentioned - this is a good place to get good advises, not diagnosis... my advise to you is to ask the gyno how long there should be pain after the surgery. i'm sure it take couple of days minimum but i would ask him about it. if there's something wrong he'll know what to do.
sorry i can't help more...

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The two pontiffs met and exchanged gifts on Friday morning in Pope Francis' library, along with delegations of bishops and cardinals from their respective churches.
Papal teachings on sacred music are not the invention of personal preferences attributed to individual popes, but rather are the result of consistent, theological reasoning reflected in the consistent periodic pronouncements from the Church.
POPE JOHN PAUL II's declarations on birth control were out of step with Africa's AIDS crisis and a plurality of American Catholics, and his investigation into 2001's priest sex scandal was, to put it charitably, unaggressive.
In Wojtyla, the man of the stage and the man who would become prelate and pope are like two fierce flames conjoined.
Only a dozen popes have reigned for 20 years or more.
In a celebrated incident from 1076, for example, Pope Gregory VII and King Henry IV of England fell into a dispute over who should have the power to name church bishops--church leaders or government officials.
132) Paolo Giovio claimed that Leo X "celebrated always and performed all the offices of the ceremonies with singular majesty, in such a way that one could truly say that there was never one of the previous popes who more honorably or with greater respect offered the sacrifice [of the Mass] than did Pope Leo.
The next pope will have to address a host of complex issues that have grown more and more contentious during John Paul II's reign.
Wills sees many of the popes since his day (though not John XXIII) as Pio Nono's heirs, and he portrays that legacy as a disaster.
Italian journalist Luigi Accatolli has documented 94 occasions when the Pope has apologized publicly for different aspects of his Church's history.
I would rather sleep in pajamas," says the Pope, angrily stamping his foot.
The objects, including tiaras, sketches, jewelry, vestments and sculptures, as well as gifts to the popes from notables Napoleon and the Dalai Lama, are on loan from the Vatican, the Vatican Museums, the archives of the Propaganda Fide, the Pontifical Sacristy, the Sistine Chapel, and Roman churches administered by the Vatican.