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Postby William Hupy » Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:23 pm

Julius Caesar was the pontifex maximus. If I recall my limited Latin correctly this means something on the order of "chief bridge maker". What a metaphor! A priest is a bridge maker to the Gods. Francis is the current bridge maker in a line that goes back almost 2200 years.
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Re: pontiff

Postby Slava » Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:30 pm

It can also be interpreted as path maker. Just as in many other religions, the leader is showing you the way.
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