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Emblem o the Haly See
Catholic Kirk
Laitin: Ecclesia Catholica
Saunt Peter's Basilica
Polity Episcopal[1]
Heid Pape Francis
Admeenistration Roman Curia
Dioceses Airchdioceses: 640
Dioceses: 2,851
Pairishes 221,700
Leid Laitin
Heidquarters Vatican Ceety
Foonder Jesus Christ, accordin tae
Catholic tradeetion
Oreegin 1st century
Jerusalem, Judea
Roman Empire[2][3]
Members 1.299 billion[4]
Clergy Bishops: 5,304
Priests: 415,656
Deacons: 45,255
Offeecial wabsteid Holy See

The Roman Catholic Church is the lairgest Christian denomination in aw the warld. Ane oot o ilka sax humans belangs this church. It is lead bi the Pape an it haes ower ae billion follaers un da auld t'eeder.[5][6] Accordin tae Catholics, the verra first Pape wis St. Peter that wis made Pape bi Jesus himsel. Sae the Roman Catolick Church can follae its line aw the wey back tae St. Peter, in a direct line o succession throu the Papes (the Haily Faithers or Beeshops o Roum). The Pape the nou is Pape Francis. In Scotland thare's ower 800,000 Catolick fowk[7].

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  1. Marshall, Thomas William (1844). Notes of the Episcopal Polity of the Holy Catholic Church. London: Levey, Rossen and Franklin. ASIN 1163912190. 
  2. Stanford, Peter. "Roman Catholic Church". BBC Religions. BBC. Retrieved 1 February 2017. 
  3. Bokenkotter, 2004, pg. 18
  4. "Presentazione dell'Annuario Pontificio 2018 e dell' "Annuarium Statisticum Ecclesiae" 2016" (in Italian). Sala Stampa della Santa Sede. 13 June 2018. Retrieved 13 June 2018. 
  5. "Number of Catolicks and Priests Rises". Zenit News Agency. 12 February 2007. Retrieved 2008-02-21. 
  6. "CIA World Factbook". United States Government Central Intelligence Agency. 2007. Retrieved 2008-02-28. 

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