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Western Church   /wˈɛstərn tʃərtʃ/   Listen
Western Church

The Christian Church based in the Vatican and presided over by a pope and an episcopal hierarchy.  Synonyms: Church of Rome, Roman Catholic, Roman Catholic Church, Roman Church.

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... for the time frustrated. High-minded, able and devout, he wagered the whole fortunes of the papacy on the result of his secular struggle with the emperor. In Italy as in England, the spiritual hegemony of the Roman see and the spiritual influence of the western Church were compromised by his exaltation of ecclesiastical ...
— The History of England - From the Accession of Henry III. to the Death of Edward III. (1216-1377) • T.F. Tout

... gave us the Vulgate, the great Revised Bible of the Western Church, is comforting a mother who has lost a daughter. "She entreats the Lord for thee and begs for me the pardon of my sins." Again to another friend, Heliodorus, he speaks of the life after death. "There you will ...
— The Gospel of the Hereafter • J. Paterson-Smyth

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