Jesus said " nobody comes to the father except through me " so why do catholics use priests as an intermediary?

and why do catholics pray to saints ? and acknowledge any kind of pope as christs representative on earth ?

John 14:6 Jesus answered, "I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Appreciate any insight into this , thanks
Update: @Tasha gloom, who is judging ?
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