The Catholic Church: An Ancient Institution At The Heart Of Western Civilization

The catholic church is one of the largest religious organizations of the Christian faith which dates back to the prehistoric times.

With over 1. 3 billion members spread across 200 countries, it is the biggest Christian church and one of the world’s most recognized religions.

In this informative blog post, the prevalent topic of Catholics will be described in detail focusing on its history, beliefs, organization, and contributions to society.

The Catholic Church that exists today can be described as the direct continuation of the early Christian movement begun by followers of Jesus in the 1st century AD.

Catholics believe that Jesus chose apostle Peter as the first bishop of the church (the first pope) and they continue the chain of popes at the present time.

The most important of all is the belief in the Holy Virgin as the Mother of God, and the devotion to the saints.