Catholic Church

DEFINITIONS OF: Catholic Church

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n any of several churches claiming to have maintained historical continuity with the original Christian Church

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Church of Rome, Roman Catholic, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church, Western Church
the Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy
Old Catholic Church
Catholic churches that broke away from the Roman Catholic Church in the 18th century
Byzantine Church, Eastern Church
the Catholic Church as it existed in the Byzantine Empire
Eastern Church, Eastern Orthodox, Eastern Orthodox Church, Orthodox Catholic Church, Orthodox Church
derived from the Byzantine Church and adhering to Byzantine rites
Uniat Church, Uniate Church
any of several churches in eastern Europe or the Middle East that acknowledge papal authority but retain their own liturgy
Greek Church, Greek Orthodox Church
state church of Greece; an autonomous part of the Eastern Orthodox Church
Russian Orthodox Church
an independent church with its own Patriarch; until 1917 it was the established church or Russia
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Christian church, church
one of the groups of Christians who have their own beliefs and forms of worship
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