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  1. Jun 30, 2021 · The majority of local Catholic Churches (dioceses) in the world are Catholic dioceses of the Latin Rite in which the Roman Rite is the most predominant liturgical expression. Further, the Pope, who is the Bishop of Rome, is the leader of the Catholic Church. Therefore, we use the unofficial term Roman Catholic worldwide. The Catholic Church

  2. The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with 1.3 billion baptised Catholics worldwide as of 2019. [4] [7] As the world's oldest and largest continuously functioning international institution, [8] it has played a prominent role in the history and development of Western civilisation. [9]

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  4. Apr 19, 2017 · The Catholic Church still cares about Latin. Don Calisto via Flickr (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0). By Hannah Brockhaus. Vatican City, Apr 19, 2017 / 05:01 am. Existing in some form since several hundred years ...

  5. Although the Diocese of Rome is central to the Catholic Church, this does not mean that the Roman rite, or, as is sometimes said, the Latin rite, is co-terminus with the Church as a whole; that would mean neglecting the Byzantine, Chaldean, Maronite or other Oriental rites which are all very much part of the Catholic Church today, as in the past.

  6. Jul 27, 2021 · If the Latin Mass is the future of the Catholic Church, it portends a church much diminished in size and prestige. But it also portends a more faithful church, one more committed to the doctrines...

  7. Irenaeus' Against Heresies is the 1st time we read of a singular bishop in Rome. It is written 90 years after 1 Clement. Again, it's no surprise that Irenaeus assumes there was always one bishop in Rome. Ireneaus was raised in one of John's churches (Smyrna), with a monarchial bishop.