A papal bull is a special kind of patent or charter issued by a pope. It is named after the seal (bulla) that is appended to the end to authenticate it.

A papal bull is a special kind of patent or charter issued by a pope. It is named after the seal (bulla) that is appended to the end to authenticate it.

All About History – issue 29 – 2015. – The Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon, also known as the Order of Solomon's Temple, the Knights Templar, or simply as Templars, was a Christian military order recognised in 1139 by papal bull Omne Datum Optimum of the Holy See. The order was founded in 1119 and active from about 1129 to 1312.

All About History – issue 29 – 2015. – The Poor Fellow-Soldiers of Christ and of the Temple of Solomon, also known as the Order of Solomon's Temple, the Knights Templar, or simply as Templars, was a Christian military order recognised in 1139 by papal bull Omne Datum Optimum of the Holy See. The order was founded in 1119 and active from about 1129 to 1312.

Q) Title page of  1st  printed edition of Exsurge Domine. On 15 June 1520, the Pope warned Luther with a papal bull Exsurge Domine that he risked excommunication unless he recanted 41 sentences drawn from his writings, including the Ninety-five Theses, within 60 days. That autumn, Johann Eck proclaimed the bull in Meissen and other towns.  Luther publicly set fire to the bull at Wittenberg on 10 December 1520. As a consequence, Luther was excommunicated by Pope Leo X on 3 January 1521

Q) Title page of 1st printed edition of Exsurge Domine. On 15 June 1520, the Pope warned Luther with a papal bull Exsurge Domine that he risked excommunication unless he recanted 41 sentences drawn from his writings, including the Ninety-five Theses, within 60 days. That autumn, Johann Eck proclaimed the bull in Meissen and other towns. Luther publicly set fire to the bull at Wittenberg on 10 December 1520. As a consequence, Luther was excommunicated by Pope Leo X on 3 January 1521

Papal bull, Pope Alexander VI at the instance of Lady Margaret, confirming the feast of Jesus with indulgences similar to those confirmed for Corpus Christi. 1494 - See more at: http://www.joh.cam.ac.uk/st-johns-top-5-papal-bulls-0#sthash.Vs1PgnM1.dpuf

Papal bull, Pope Alexander VI at the instance of Lady Margaret, confirming the feast of Jesus with indulgences similar to those confirmed for Corpus Christi. 1494 - See more at: http://www.joh.cam.ac.uk/st-johns-top-5-papal-bulls-0#sthash.Vs1PgnM1.dpuf

1520 – Martin Luther burns his copy of the papal bull Exsurge Domine outside Wittenberg's Elster Gate. | Adult Onset Atheist: December 2010

1520 – Martin Luther burns his copy of the papal bull Exsurge Domine outside Wittenberg's Elster Gate. | Adult Onset Atheist: December 2010

View 'The Papal Bull Annulling Magna Carta', a manuscript on the British Library's Magna Carta website.

View 'The Papal Bull Annulling Magna Carta', a manuscript on the British Library's Magna Carta website.

Pope Francis supporting evolution and how the media (as usual) gets it wrong.

Sorry, But Media Coverage of Pope Francis is Papal Bull

Pope Francis supporting evolution and how the media (as usual) gets it wrong.

MASC Featured Item - Papal Bull | WSU Libraries

MASC Featured Item - Papal Bull | WSU Libraries

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