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  1. With 23 percent of the United States ' population as of 2018, the Catholic Church is the country's second-largest religious grouping after Protestantism, and the country's largest single church or Christian denomination where Protestantism is divided into separate denominations. [3]

  2. The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with 1.39 billion baptized Catholics worldwide as of 2022. It is among the world's oldest and largest international institutions, and has played a prominent role in the history and development of Western civilization.

  3. The post–Vatican II history of the Catholic Church is the recent history of the Catholic Church since the Second Vatican Council (1962–1965). Background [ edit ] In the aftermath of World War II, religious existence came under fire from communist governments in Eastern Europe and China . [1]

  4. The history of the Catholic Church is the formation, events, and change of the Catholic Church through time. The Catholic Church began with Jesus Christ and his teachings. It is a continuation of the early Christian community established by the Disciples of Jesus.

  5. The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with 1.39 billion baptized Catholics worldwide as of 2022. It is among the world's oldest and largest international institutions, and has played a prominent role in the history and development of Western civilization.

  6. t. e. The history of the Catholic Church is integral to the history of Christianity as a whole. It is also, according to church historian Mark A. Noll, the "world's oldest continuously functioning international institution." [1] This article covers a period of just under two thousand years.

  7. Nature of Catholicism. Geography of the Catholic Church. History of the Catholic Church. Catholic Church hierarchy. Doctrine. Personalities of the Church. Religious institutes. Churches and liturgical rites within Catholicism. Current issues.

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