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A-Z: General definitions: Catholicism
Used as a specific term, the Roman Catholic Church as a worldwide institution and belief system.
TranslationGreek: catholicos, 'universal'.
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Name originally given to disciples of Jesus by outsiders and gradually adopted by the Early Church.
Concise, authorised statement(s) of central Christian beliefs declared at services of Christian worship.
Also called the Eastern, Greek or Russian Church. Developed from the Church of the Eastern Roman or Byzantine Empire.
A worldwide Christian church which traces its origins from Peter, one of the disciples of Jesus. It has a continuous history from earliest Christianity. Its centre is the Vatican Palace, Rome, where the Pope resides.
The Anglican church is the 'Established' or state church of England, the result of a break with the Catholic church under Henry VIII and further developments in the reign of Elizabeth I.
Member of a worldwide Christian church which traces its origins from St. Peter, one of Jesus' original disciples. It has a continuous history from earliest Christianity.
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