Roman Catholicism


Roman Catholicism
Roman Catholic ADJECTIVE relating to the Roman Catholic Church.
NOUN a member of this Church.
DERIVATIVES Roman Catholicism noun.
ORIGIN translation of Latin Ecclesia Romana Catholica et Apostolica 'Roman Catholic and Apostolic Church' , apparently first used in place of the earlier Roman, Romanist, or Romish, which were considered derogatory.

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