Gallicanism.

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      Within Catholicism, the doctrine of Gallicanism states that civil authority (the authority of the state) over the church is equivalent to that of the pope. The church itself has never upheld this view. Rather, the doctrine was adopted in France ("Gallia," in Latin) in the seventeenth century as a rejection of ultramontanism, the doctrine (especially supported by the Jesuits) that ascribed great political power to the pope, including by implication power over states.