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Emblem of the Holy See
Catholic Church
Latin: Ecclesia Catholica
Saint Peter's Basilica
St. Peter's Basilica, Vatican City
ClassificationCatholic
ScriptureBible
TheologyCatholic theology
PolityEpiscopal[1]
StructureCommunion
PopeFrancis
AdministrationRoman Curia
Particular churches
sui iuris
Latin Church, and 23 Eastern Catholic Churches
Dioceses
Parishes221,700
RegionWorldwide
LanguageEcclesiastical Latin and native languages
LiturgyWestern and Eastern
HeadquartersVatican City
FounderJesus, according to
sacred tradition
Origin1st century
Holy Land, Roman Empire[2][3]
Members1.329 billion (2018) (baptized)[4]
Clergy
Hospitals5,500[5]
Primary schools95,200[6]
Secondary schools43,800
Official websiteHoly See