Latin Church

The Latin Church is the largest particular church within the Catholic Church. It is a particular church not on the level of the local particular churches known as dioceses or eparchies, but on the level of autonomous ritual churches, of which there are 23, the remaining 22 of which are Eastern Catholic Churches.

The Latin Church developed in the Western Roman Empire (Western Europe and North Africa) where, from classical antiquity to the Renaissance, Latin was the principal language of education and culture. The various Latin liturgical rites that developed in that area also use or have used that language.

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Latin Patriarch Of Jerusalem
... The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem (Latin 'Patriarcha Hierosolymitanus Latinorum') is the title possessed by the Latin Church Catholic Archbishop of Jerusalem ... The Archdiocese of Jerusalem has jurisdiction for all Latin Church Catholics in Israel, the Palestinian Territories, Jordan and Cyprus ... Since June 2008, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem has been Fouad Twal ...
Catholic Bishops - Dress and Vestments - Latin Church
... The everyday dress of Latin Church bishops may consist of a black (or, in tropical countries, white) cassock with amaranth trim and purple fascia, along with a pectoral cross and episcopal ring ... A Latin Church bishop's choir dress, which is worn when attending but not celebrating liturgical functions, consists of the purple cassock with ... administering the sacrament of holy orders, blessing an abbot or abbess, and dedicating a church or an altar ...
Subdeacons in The Catholic Church - The Latin Rite
... In the Latin Rite, the other major orders — those of deacon, priest, and bishop — are considered of divine institution and part of the sacrament of Holy Orders, whereas ... was only generally considered a major order in the Latin church from the late 12th century ... quaedam of 15 August 1972 decreed that the functions that in the Latin Church had been assigned to the subdeacon should from then on be carried out by the ...
Clergy - Christianity - Catholicism
... See also Bishop (Catholic Church), Priesthood (Catholic Church), and Deacon Ordained Catholic clergy are deacons, priests or bishops, i.e ... there are among the Christian faithful in the Church sacred ministers who in law are also called clerics the other members of the Christian faithful are called ... In the Catholic Church, only men can be clerics ...
Latin Church - Distinguishing Characteristics - Disciplinary Patrimony
... Canon law for the Latin Church was codified in the Code of Canon Law, of which there have been two editions, the first promulgated by Pope Benedict XV in 1917, and the second by Pope John ... In the Latin Church, the norm for administration of confirmation is that, except when in danger of death, the person to be confirmed should "have ... Celibacy is obligatory for priests in the Latin Church (although exceptions are sometimes allowed), but in most of the Eastern Catholic Churches ordination to ...

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