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1

afterlife

Catholic: purgatory, a half way place to purge the soul

Protestant: only faith needed to get into heaven

2

eucharist

Catholic: christ present in the blood and wine

Protestant: service of rememberance

3

prayers for the dead

Catholic: reduce the amount of time in purgatory

Protestant: faith alone to enter heaven

4

communion in one kind

Catholic: the laity receive only the bread

Protestant: laity receive bread and wine

5

language

Catholic: Latin

Protestant: English

6

Clergy

Catholic: couldn't marry

Protestant: could marry

7

icons

Catholic: paintings and statues help praying, colourful churches

Protestant: images forbidden, plain churches

8

priests

Catholic: link between laity and God

Protestant: could talk to god directly

9

Pilgrimages

Catholic: upheld

Protestant: attacked

10

festivals and saint days

Catholic: upheld

Protestant: abolished

11

bible

Catholic: latin

Protestant: English

12

beliefs

Catholic: church's interpretation was the basis of belief

Protestant: bible was the basis of belief- could be interpreted by the laity