Papal Symbol

The papal symbol of the keys can be seen on Catholic buildings in many places around the world. This example is on the Hospital de los Venerables in Seville, Spain.


Papal Symbol Christianity

The Roman Catholic church is the largest of the Christian churches. Catholics place special stress on the Eucharist, or Mass (pp. 52-53), and are expected to go to Mass every Sunday. One distinctive feature of Catholic worship is commemoration of the saints. There is also a stress on devotional practices such as praying the rosary (p. 30) and making pilgrimages to shrines (pp. 42-43). In addition to the New Testament, Catholics are guided in their lives by the teachings of the church, which produces instruction on a range of topics from social justice to the church's contact with other faiths.

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