Catholic Church (disambiguation)

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Catholic Church most often refers to:

  • The Roman Catholic Church, i.e. the Latin Rite (Western) and the 22 Eastern Catholic Churches in communion with the Bishop of Rome (the Pope).
  • Those churches which, collectively, claim apostolic origins and historical traditions of Catholicism, but not necessarily in the Roman tradition, including the Orthodox and Anglican churches.
  • Most broadly, the Christian Church in general (in English the uncapitalized form of "catholic" is used in this sense; this is the sense that some attach to the phrase in the Apostles' Creed).

Other groups using the term Catholic Church in their name include:

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