May 28, 2022
The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest church in the world. With over 1.3 billion followers in 2017, it is the largest and oldest international organization still in operation. and played an important role in the history of western civilization. The Pope is the head of state and governs this Church through the Holy See. The Roman Catholic Church consists of the Latin Church and the Eastern Catholic Church. Catholics believe that Jesus had the Great Commission to establish the Church as a unified, holy, universal, and apostolic descendant. with the bishops inheriting duties from the apostles and the Pope succeeded Saint Peter. In which Jesus is the preeminent among the apostles, the Catholic Church places the highest importance on the Eucharist of all the sacraments. and celebrate this sacrament in the Mass It is believed that the bread and wine consecrated by the priest in this ceremony will turn the substance into the body and blood of Jesus. and there is a doctrine to respect the Virgin Mary as the Mother of God and Queen of Heaven. and honor the saints As a model for living the faith They also believe in mercy. sanctification by faith evangelization and work for society The Catholic Church is therefore the world's largest NGO providing education and health services. In Thailand, the Roman Catholic Church is called "Christung", which is derived from the Portuguese word Cristão by the Roman Catholic Church. In Thailand, it is under the supervision of the Council of Heads of the Roman Catholic Bishops of Thailand.