Vicar of Christ
The pope at the Paul VI Audience Hall
Vicar of Christ is the term used in different ways, with different theological connotations throughout history. As the original notion a vicar is of "earthly representative of God or Christ" but also used in sense of "person acting as parish priest in place of a real parson" The title is now used in Catholicism to refer to the bishops and more specifically to the Bishop of Rome (the pope).
Papal supremacy is the doctrine of the Roman Catholic Church that the pope, by reason of his office as Vicar of Christ and as pastor of the entire Christian Church, has full, supreme, and universal power over the whole Church, a power which he can always exercise unhindered: that, in brief, "the Pope enjoys, by divine institution, supreme, full, immediate, and universal power in the care of souls."
The Church is the mother of all believers. "No one can have God as Father who does not have the Church as Mother"
The Pontifex Maximus (Latin, literally: "greatest pontiff" or "greatest bridge-builder") was the high priest of the College of Pontiffs in ancient Rome. This was the most important position in the ancient Roman religion ... it gradually became politicized... the title of "Pontifex Maximus" was applied within the Roman Catholic Church to the Pope as its chief bishop.
To the Roman Empire succeeded the Papal Monarchy. The Pope called himself Pontifex Maximus.
The papal tiara is a crown that was worn by popes of the Catholic Church from as early as the 8th century to the mid-20th. ... The papal tiara originated from a conical Phrygian cap or frigium. ... The words that were used when popes were crowned were: Accipe tiaram tribus coronis ornatam, et scias te esse patrem principum et regum, rectorem orbis in terra vicarium Salvatoris nostri Jesu Christi, cui est honor et gloria in saecula saeculorum ("Receive the tiara adorned with three crowns and know that thou art father of princes and kings, ruler of the world, vicar on earth of our Saviour Jesus Christ, to whom is honour and glory for ever and ever").
A conical or cilindrical cap or crown adorned with two or three rows of horns indicates the divine or semidivine nature of the h.
And I saw a great white throne and Him who was sitting on it, from whose face the earth and the heaven fled away, and no place was found for them.
And before the throne there was a sea of glass, like crystal. And in the midst of the throne, and around the throne, were four living creatures, covered with eyes in front and in back.
The word "antichrist" combines two roots: ... (anti) + ... (Khristos). [anti] can mean not only "against" and "opposite of", but also "in place of".