Catholicism or Roman Catholicism is the main branch of Christianity whose followers consider the Pope located in the Vatican City of Rome as their bishop. The second main branch of Christianity is called the Protestant and its followers do not accept the religious leadership of the Pope. There are even greater differences in religious beliefs between Catholics and Protestants. The Roman Catholic Church Jesus had established a church for the initiation of education of his future followers and appointed Saint Peter as its president. Saint Peter died in Rome, which led to the Bishop of Rome is considered as the head of the Church from the very beginning.
“Know that the greatest service that man can offer to God is to help convert souls.” St. Rose of Lima
“The world offers you comfort, but you were not made for comfort. You were made for greatness.” Pope Benedict XVI
“We cannot all do great things, but we can do small things with great love.” St. Mother Teresa of Calcutta
“Each generation is converted by the saint who contradicts it most.” G.K. Chesterton
“The Lord is loving unto man, and swift to pardon, but slow to punish. Let no man, therefore, despair of his own salvation.” St. Cyril of Jerusalem
“Be who God meant you to be and you will set the world on fire!” St. Catherine of Siena
“The Holy Spirit leads us like a mother. He leads His child by the hand…as a sighted person leads a blind person.” St. John Vianney
“We are to love God for Himself, because of a twofold reason; nothing is more reasonable, nothing more profitable.” St. Bernard of Clairvaux
“One should never initiate anything that he cannot saturate with prayer.” Unknown
“The ultimate goal of fasting is to help each one of us to make a complete gift of self to God.” Pope Benedict XVI
The unity of this church could not remain intact due to many reasons. The first oriental churches separated from Rome. Later Protestant religion emerged which resulted in the denial of the authority of the bishop of Rome by a significant portion of the Western Church. Notwithstanding all this, today more than half of Christians around the world are members of the Roman Catholic Church. The church is called Roman because it operates from the Vatican city of Rome. The original meaning of Kathlik is broad.