Evangelical Catholic Church
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The Evangelical Catholic Church is an Independent Catholic Church, which is theologically Catholic, but separated from the Roman Catholic Church. The church's jurisdiction was consecrated in 1997; it has about 1,500 members.
The Evangelical Catholic Church uses two creeds: the Apostles' Creed and the Nicene Creed. Its theology differs from that of the Roman Catholic Church in that it permits both men and women, married as well as unmarried, to become deacons, priests and bishops; accepts gay marriage; encourages divorced and remarried worshipers to receive Communion; and allows birth control.
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