Who founded the Catholic Church and when?

When did the Catholic Church begin?

What came first Catholicism or Christianity?

By its own reading of history, Roman Catholicism originated with the very beginnings of Christianity. An essential component of the definition of any one of the other branches of Christendom, moreover, is its relation to Roman Catholicism: How did Eastern Orthodoxy and Roman Catholicism come into schism?

How old is the Catholic Church?

The Catholic Church is the oldest institution in the western world. It can trace its history back almost 2000 years.

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