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    weather
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    <img src=:” title=”Question” /> Why is it called “the holy see” what does “see” mean?

    #7412

    Benedict
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    It means chair.

    The Holy See is a reference to an office. Just as a king’s authority is symbolized by his throne, so a bishop’s authority is symbolized by his see. The Pope, as a bishop, has his own see and it is singularly known as the Holy See.

    #7414

    XC
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    I see.

    #7421

    Andres Ortiz
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    Maybe we should just call it The Holy Seat.

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