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Apostolic (Greek Ἀποστολικὴν) is the fourth mark of the Church, the others being "One", "Holy" and "catholic", contained in the Nicene Creed, which is an exposition of faith accepted by most self-identifying Christian Churches and communions (see Nicene Christianity).

Apostolic may refer to; An Apostle meaning one sent on a mission

Specific to the Roman Catholic Church:

  • Apostolic Administrator, appointed by the Pope to an apostolic administration or a diocese without a bishop
  • Apostolic Camera, or "Apostolic Chamber", former department of finance for Papal administration
  • Chancery of Apostolic Briefs, a historical office charged with preparation of Papal correspondence
  • Apostolic constitution, a public decree issued by the Pope
  • Apostolic Palace, the residence of the Pope in Vatican City
  • Apostolic prefect, the head of a mission of the Roman Catholic Church
  • The Apostolic See: in Roman Catholic usage, the "the Apostolic See" is used in the singular and capitalized to refer to the See of Rome, with reference to the Pope of Rome's status as the person believed to be the direct successor of the Apostle Peter. (See also Papal supremacy).
  • Apostolic vicariate, a territorial jurisdiction of the Roman Catholic Church

Other churches and religious movements[edit]