Roma locuta est, causa finita est

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Roma locuta est, causa finita est

From Latin, literally "Rome has spoken, the cause is ended," the notion that the jurisdiction of the Bishop of Rome (another title of the Pope) holds the ultimate authority in matters regarding the Catholic faith. When asked why they still followed the archaic rule, the priest of the small parish simply replied, "Roma locuta est, causa finita est."
See also: EST
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