The insight to your question lies below. First, observe the symbols and images in your tarot card, then slowly take in the wisdom in your reading.
The Hierophant, traditionally titled Le Pape, is actually neither, for this is Tarot and formal titles and meanings are merely starting points. "The Hierophant" signifies tradition, in all its forms, active and passive, positive and negative. The answer to the card's meaning, like the vision of a prophet, may be told in words, but only truly known in the heart.