Why do Catholics call Pope, "Holy father"?

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  1. emdi profile image69
    emdiposted 7 years ago

    Why do Catholics call Pope, "Holy father"?

  2. CrazyGata profile image81
    CrazyGataposted 7 years ago

    It would sound odd to call him "Holy Pope"?

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    MP50posted 7 years ago

    I have no idea why Catholics call the Pope Holy Father? I do know he protects peadophile's in the vatican!

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    writeronlineposted 7 years ago

    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..

  5. Dave Mathews profile image61
    Dave Mathewsposted 7 years ago

    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.

  6. MsDora profile image93
    MsDoraposted 7 years ago

    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.

  7. cafeteria profile image66
    cafeteriaposted 7 years ago

    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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    LORD ENKIposted 7 years ago

    Because it sounds better than Holy Shit!


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