2. Understanding the church: The Catholic Church and the Evangelical Church have a different concept regarding the essence of the Church. The Catholic Church considers itself the only true and universal Church, under the leadership of the Pope. The Churches that emerged from the Reformation see it differently, there is no unified Evangelical Church, but many different Churches, and all are considered equally valid (Deutsche, 2019). 3. The pope: Regarding the figure of the Pope, Protestants are not tolerant at all, since, according to them, the role of the Pope contradicts the Holy Scripture. For Catholics, the Pope is the successor of the Apostle Peter and, therefore, the head of the Church designated by Jesus. This is based on an alleged unbroken series of ordinations of bishops, priests, and deacons ranging from the ordination of the Apostles, in the 1st century, to the present (Deutsche, 2019). 7. Marian dogmas and the worship of Saints: The Roman Catholic Church idolizes the Virgin
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- Fall '08
- Christianity, Protestant Reformation