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The triple crown papal tiara symbolises the triple power of the Pope as "father of kings", "governor of the world" and "Vicar of Christ".The gold cross on a monde (globe) surmounting the tiara symbolises the sovereignty of Jesus.
The church teaches that through consecration by a priest the sacrificial bread and wine become the body and blood of Christ.There are three levels of clergy, the episcopate, composed of bishops who hold jurisdiction over a geographic area called a diocese or eparchy; the presbyterate, composed of priests ordained by bishops and who work in local diocese or religious orders; and the diaconate, composed of deacons who assist bishops and priests in a variety of ministerial roles.Ultimately leading the entire Catholic Church is the Bishop of Rome, commonly called the pope, whose jurisdiction is called the Holy See.Headed by the Bishop of Rome, known as the Pope, the church's doctrines are summarised in the Nicene Creed.Its central administration, the Holy See, is in the Vatican City, enclaved within Rome, Italy.The Catholic Church is the largest non-government provider of education and health care in the world.
The Catholic Church has influenced Western philosophy, culture, science, and art.
The canon law of the Catholic Church is the system of laws and legal principles made and enforced by the hierarchical authorities to regulate the church's external organisation and government and to order and direct the activities of Catholics towards the church's mission.
In the Catholic Church, universal positive ecclesiastical laws, based upon either immutable divine and natural law, or changeable circumstantial and merely positive law, derive formal authority and promulgation from the office of pope who, as Supreme Pontiff, possesses the totality of legislative, executive and judicial power in his person.
Canon law concerns the Catholic Church's life and organisation and is distinct from civil law.
In its own field it gives force to civil law only by specific enactment in matters such as the guardianship of minors.
The largest and most well known is the Latin Church, with more than 1 billion members worldwide.