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  1. Jun 30, 2021 · The term “Roman” to describe the universal Catholic Church is a fairly recent phenomenon. In the early Church, for example, the Church in Ephesus, Corinth, Alexandria, or any number of other cities would have respected the primacy of the Pope, the Roman pontiff. But, they would not have said they belonged to the Roman Catholic Church.

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  3. Jul 18, 2019 · Answer: The church of Christ or the church of God is not an organizational name of the Church, this is only a DESCRIPTIVE TERM of the Church. While the Holy, Catholic, Apostolic and Roman Church is not the official name of the Church, this is only a DEFINITION of the Church.

  4. The term "catholic" simply means "universal," and when employing it in those early days, St. Ignatius of Antioch and St. Polycarp of Smyrna were referring to the Church that was already "everywhere," as distinguished from whatever sects, schisms or splinter groups might have grown up here and there, in opposition to the Catholic Church.

  5. Sometimes the Latin Church is called Roman Catholic because a) its patriarch is the bishop of Rome, b) the predominant rite used in the Latin Church is the Roman Rite. All the others are in communion with Rome, but not directly under the pope’s leadership, having their own patriarch or other primate, and so are in no way “Roman”.

  6. Mar 31, 2019 · My intention here is to explain what I know of the reasons why the Catholic church is called the Roman Catholic Church. It is a church that is governed by the Pope, from Rome. It is the church's "Head Office", and the Pope is the church's "CEO". Mar 31, 2019 Mar 31, 2019 #7 Michie Standing by the Ukraine. Supporter 150,149 +48,407 United States

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