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  1. Pope John Paul II (Latin: Ioannes Paulus II; Italian: Giovanni Paolo II; Polish: Jan Paweł II; born Karol Józef Wojtyła [ˈkarɔl ˈjuzɛv vɔjˈtɨwa]; 18 May 1920 – 2 April 2005) was the head of the Catholic Church and sovereign of the Vatican City State from 1978 until his death in 2005, and was later canonised as Pope Saint John Paul II.

  2. Tallest church in Metro Manila, run by Iglesia ni Cristo (Church of Christ) 87.0 m (285 ft) Kostol Nanebovzatia Panny Márie: 14th century: Spišská Nová Ves Slovakia: 87.0 m (285 ft) Sacred Heart Cathedral: 1977: Bendigo Australia: Tallest provincial Australian church 87.0 m (285 ft) St Stephen's Church, Braunau: 1759: Braunau am Inn Austria ...

  3. The Catholic Church denied that this right had transferred to the new governments, and for a time the Vatican refused to appoint new bishops. In Brazil, because the ruler after independence was a member of the House of Braganza, and Portugal recognized political independence quite speedily, the Vatican appointed a papal nuncio to Brazil in 1830.

  4. In The Courage To Be Catholic: Crisis, Reform, and the Future of the Church, author George Weigel claims that it was the infidelity to orthodox Roman Catholic teaching, the "culture of dissent" of priests, women religious, bishops, theologians, catechists, Church bureaucrats, and activists who "believed that what the Church proposed as true was ...

  5. The central leadership body of the Catholic Church in the United States is the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, made up of the hierarchy of bishops (including archbishops) of the United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands, although each bishop is independent in his own diocese, answerable only to the Holy See. The USCCB elects a president to ...

  6. The Unification Church sold seven of its twelve principal church centers after the ruling. Other anti-cultists in countries like Germany sought to incorporate the London High Court's decision into law. The Unification Church has won other libel and defamation cases in the United Kingdom, including a similar case against The Daily Telegraph.

  7. Founded in 1821, Gonzaga is a Catholic college preparatory school for boys in grades 9-12. Drawing its inspiration from the spiritual vision of St. Ignatius Loyola and the apostolic and educational tradition of the Jesuits, we offer a values-oriented and academically challenging curriculum to young men of diverse backgrounds from all over the Washington area.