posted on Apr, 7 2005 @ 10:35 AM
Originally posted by justme1640
I have seen the Pope referred to as the Holy See and also the goverment of the Catholic Church referred to as the Holy See and I'm confused. And
does anyone know what the word See means in this contex?
I'm not quite sure where your confusion originates. But maybe this will help?
Main Entry: see
Etymology: Middle English se, from Old French, from Latin sedes seat; akin to Latin sedEre to sit -- more at SIT
1 a archaic : CATHEDRA b : a cathedral town c : a seat of a bishop's office, power, or authority
2 : the authority or jurisdiction of a bishop
Main Entry: Holy See
: the see of the pope