sermon

(Latin: sermo, speech)

  • A formal discourse of a sacred character, as opposed to homilies (informal explanations of Scripture) and instructions (catechetical teachings).
  • A response of the pontiff to a set address, or a set address of the pontiff himself.

When the pope preaches, the sermon is always called a homily.

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