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The Vatican issued a document Tuesday restating its belief that the Catholic Church is the only true church of Jesus Christ.The 16-page document was prepared by the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith, a doctrinal watchdog that Pope Benedict used to head.
What about Protestantism: One of the three major divisions (Catholicism,Orthodoxy, and Protestantism) within Christianity. It is a movement that began in northern Europe in the early 16th century as a reaction against medieval Roman Catholic doctrines and practices.
The doctrines of the various Protestant denominations and non-denominations vary, but most non-denominational doctrines includejustification by grace through faith and not through works, known asSola Fide, the priesthood of all believers, and the Bible as the ultimate authority in matters of faith and order, known as Sola Scriptura, which isLatin for 'by scripture alone'.
In the sixteenth century the followers of Martin Luther established the evangelical churches of Germany and Scandinavia. Reformed churchesin Switzerland were established by John Calvin and more radical reformers such as Huldrych Zwingli. Thomas Cranmer reformed theChurch of England and later John Knox established a more radicalCalvinist communion in the Church of Scotland.