Catholic Kirk

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Emblem o the Haly See
Catholic Kirk
Laitin: Ecclesia Catholica
Saunt Peter's Basilica
PolityEpiscopal[1]
HeidPape Francis
AdmeenistrationRoman Curia
DiocesesAirchdioceses: 640
Dioceses: 2,851
Pairishes221,700
HeidquartersVatican Ceety
FoonderJesus Christ, accordin tae
Catholic tradeetion
Oreegin1st century
Jerusalem, Judea
Roman Empire[2][3]
Members1.299 billion[4]
ClergyBishops: 5,304
Priests: 415,656
Deacons: 45,255

The Roman Catholic Kirk is the lairgest Christian denomination in aw the warld. Ane oot o ilka sax humans belangs this kirk. 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 kirk can follae its line aw the wey back tae St. Peter, in a direct line o succession throu the Papes (the Haily Faithers or Bishops 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 Februar 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 Juin 2018. Retrieved 13 Juin 2018.
  5. "Number of Catolicks and Priests Rises". Zenit News Agency. 12 Februar 2007. Retrieved 21 Februar 2008.
  6. "CIA World Factbook". United States Government Central Intelligence Agency. 2007. Retrieved 28 Februar 2008.
  7. http://www.glasgow.gov.uk/NR/rdonlyres/DA614F81-4F1B-4452-8847-F3FDE920D550/0/sectarianism03.pdf

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