The 1824 issue of The Christian Observer defined the term Roman Catholic as a member of the “Roman Branch of the Church”. By 1828, speeches in the British Parliament routinely used the term Roman Catholic and referred to the “Holy Roman Catholic and Apostolic Church”.
How Roman Catholic got its name?
The term Catholic comes from the Greek word katholikos, which literally means “universal” or “all-encompassing”. It was originally intended to mean all the Christians within the five original patriarchates of the Church — Rome, Constantinople, Alexandria, Antioch, and Jerusalem.
What is the difference between a Catholic and a Roman Catholic?
The main differences between Roman Catholics and Catholics are that Roman Catholics form the major Christian group, and Catholics are only a small group of the Christian community, also called as “Greek Orthodox.” It is believed that when Christianity started, only one church was followed.
Where did Roman Catholic originate?
Католическая церковь/Место основания