Video encyclopedia

Catholic Church


Sunday Catholic Mass Today | Daily TV Mass, October 17 2021


Abuse in the Roman Catholic Church in France uncovered after 70 years


Did Jesus Found the Catholic Church?


The Origin of the Roman Catholic Church


Church History in Ten Minutes

The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with approximately 1.3 billion baptised Catholics worldwide, as of 2016. As one of the oldest religious institutions in the world, it has played a prominent role in the history and development of Western civilisation. The church is headed by the Bishop of Rome, known as the Pope. Its central administration, the Holy See, is in the Vatican City, an enclave within Rome, Italy.
  • Facts 

  • Name 

  • History 

  • Apostolic era and papacy 

  • Antiquity and Roman Empire 

  • Middle Ages and Renaissance 

  • Age of Discovery 

  • Protestant Reformation and Counter-Reformation 

  • Enlightenment and modern period 

  • 20th century 

  • Second Vatican Council 

  • John Paul II 

  • 21st century 

  • Pope Francis 

  • Organisation 

  • Holy See, papacy, Roman Curia, and College of Cardinals 

  • Canon law 

  • Latin and Eastern churches 

  • Dioceses, parishes, organisations and institutes 

  • Membership 

  • Doctrine 

  • Nature of God 

  • Nature of the church 

  • Final judgement 

  • Saints and devotions 

  • Virgin Mary 

  • Sacraments 

  • Baptism 

  • Confirmation 

  • Eucharist 

  • Penance 

  • Anointing of the sick 

  • Sacraments at the service of communion 

  • Holy Orders 

  • Liturgy 

  • Western rites 

  • Catholic social teaching 

  • Social services 

  • Sexual morality 

  • Divorce and declarations of nullity 

  • Contraception 

  • Homosexuality 

  • Holy orders and women 

  • Sexual abuse cases 

  • Bibliography