Major Differences Between the
Catholic Church and Protestant Church
Both Catholic Church and Protestant Church believe in the word of God through the Bible.
• The main difference is Catholic Church believes in tradition and doctrines whereas Protestant
church does not believe those.
• Catholics believe in purgatory, praying to saints, and worship of Mary. Protestants do not
believe in those and for them Mary is only the physical mother of Jesus.
• Protestant Church also believes that some books in the Catholic Bible are not blessed by God.
Hence, those books are removed from the Protestant bible.
• In Catholic Church, women cannot become priests, but they can be nuns. In Protestant Church,
women are not allowed to be a part of the clergy. They can, however, teach and work in other