Definitions for "Holy See"
Keywords:  pope, rome, diocese, curia, catholic
The highest authority of the Catholic Church that is exercised by the Pope or Supreme Pontiff as the representative of Jesus Christ on earth. A See refers to a diocese; the Holy See refers to the diocese of Rome.
Collective name for the pope and his kingdom See Pontiff, Pope
Refers to the pope, who occupies the chair or seat of Peter as bishop of Rome, and to the various officials and bodies of the Church's central administration - the Roman Curia - which act in the name and by authority of the pope.
The official title of the Vatican in its capacity of Observer State at the United Nations. This entitles the Permanent Representative of the Holy See to make interventions at the United Nations without the right to vote. It was established as a Permanent Observer Mission in 1964.