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Apostolic

He belief that the church can only be understood in the light of the apostles

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Bishops

Priests specially chosen by the Pope who are responsible for all churches in a diocese

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Catholic

Universal or worldwide

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Celibacy

Living without engaging in any sexual activity

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Holy

Of, or relating to, God, sacred

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Laity

All the people of the church who are not chosen to be bishops, priests or deacons

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Magisterium

The Pope and the bishops interpreting the Bible and tradition for Roman Catholics today

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Nonconformist Churches

Protestant Christians separated from the Church of England

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Ordination

Making someone a priest, bishop or deacon by the sacrament of holy orders

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Orthodox Churches

National Churches which are in the union with the Patriarch of Constantinople (eg. Russian Orthodox Church)

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Papacy

The office of the Pope

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Anglican churches

Churches that are in communion with the church of England