I have no idea why Catholics call the Pope Holy Father? I do know he protects peadophile's in the vatican!
Because it would be dumb to call him Holy Mother.
PS, IMO, it's dumb to call him 'Holy' Father as well, but to each his own..
Catholics have chosen to go against Holy Bible teachings in many different instances. The bible teaches us "Call 'NO' man your father for you have but one, Almighty God your Father in Heaven.
He assumes the role of God's representative on earth; I think that's why. However, we all have the same access to God that he does; so there is just one Holy Father and the rest of us are all children.
We, as Catholics, call the Pope Holy Father not because we consider him to be "holy" but because the office he holds is considered to be installed by Christ himself. Therefore, the office the Pope occupies is Holy. Hence, since as a servant of the church, he is our father, in Christ, and since the office he holds is Holy, in Christ, we refer to him as "Holy Father."
Again, Catholics do not consider the Pope himself to be holy, but the office he occupies is. See my hubs. Founded by Christ parts I, II, and III for a more detailed answer.
Hope this helps.
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