(1920-) a Polish priest, who became the first Polish pope (=the leader of the Roman Catholic religion) in 1978. He has travelled more than any Pope before, visiting countries all over the world. He has often spoken about his opposition to birth control and to the idea of women becoming priests.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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