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  1. May 30, 2021 · In reality, there are 24 major rites in the Catholic Church. The Roman Rite is actually one of the liturgical expressions of the Latin Rite. The majority of the 1.1 billion Catholics in the world belong to the Latin Rite. However, there are 23 Eastern Rites of the Catholic Church, in full communion with the Roman pontiff, the Pope.

  2. Apr 19, 2017 · The Church's standard version of the Bible, called the Vulgate, is also in Latin. Apart from this very practical reason, he said, through Latin we are also able to be in touch with the vast...

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  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. Jan 21, 2019 · Usually in places like the media, the entire Catholic Church is commonly referred to as the Roman Catholic Church. This term doesn’t show the full universality of the Church, and many popes over the last few hundred years have sought to safeguard the importance of the Eastern Churches.

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