There are many Roman Catholic Churches all over the world. However, as many as there are, they only have one leader, the Pope. The Pope is the bishop of Rome, the Eastern and Western Catholic Church’s both fall under his jurisdiction. The Roman bishop is important to the Catholic community because they believe that he is the successor to Saint Peter the Apostle (a disciple of Jesus). They also believe that he is infallible when it comes to religious doctrine. This is one of the major reasons that the Orthodox Church and the Roman Catholic Church are in conflict. However, the Orthodox Church believes that the church has one leader, the Holy Spirit, they also believe that only Christ is infallible. Another major difference between Orthodox and Roman Catholics doctrine is the belief of “...
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...eeting; they can gain insight into an ancient culture because Orthodoxy and Catholicism have been around since 1054 A.D. and since they still practice every traditional thing that was practiced back then, they would be gaining valuable information on the history of the Orthodox and Roman Catholic church.
Due to the major differences between the Roman Catholic and the Orthodox Churches, like authority belonging to one bishop or to many, or the belief of “Original Sin”, there is a small possibility that they will ever be combined unless one of the churches changes what they believe. However, since the Orthodox Church believes they are the one and only true faith descended from Christ, they are likely not to change what they believe. On the other hand, Catholics believe that all of those in full communion with Rome constitute the One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church.
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