Universal church

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the whole church of God in the world; the catholic church. See the Note under Catholic, a., 1.

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Dorantes remarked, "I am humbled at the call to serve the Universal Church during this important moment in her history.
In April 2013, he formed a council of eight global cardinals to advise him on governance of the universal church.
Gamora was adopted by Thanos when she was still a baby, after rescuing her from the tragedy that killed her entire Zen-Whoberi family from the hands of the Universal Church of Truth.
LAHORE -- Federal Minister for Ports and Shipping Senator Kamran Michael distributed Christmas grant cheques amongst 200 Christians at the Universal Church, Ferozepur Road, here on Saturday.
He discusses the church as people gathered in the name of Jesus, sociological and theological perspectives, being sent out into the world, fellowship with one another, the church as an organization and institution, a fellowship of ministries, worship--as being gathered in the name of Jesus, the universal church as the fellowship of local churches, and building up the real church.
We must not reduce the bosom of the universal church to a nest protecting our mediocrity.
This was a recognition by the Vatican that what they had originally thought was a purely American problem was, in fact, a human problem that pervaded the universal church.
In a final set of instructions, Benedict said: "May the College of Cardinals work like an orchestra, where diversity - an expression of the universal church - always works toward a higher and harmonious agreement.
Ruise uses Biblical, spiritual and practical tools to answer the questions that have been left unanswered by religion and to provide an insightful spiritual look into the problems facing the universal church today.
The book certainly shows that the different Asian local churches have come of age theologically and have something priceless to offer the universal church.
The new cardinal, an alumnus of St Berchmans college, Changanacherry and a former vicar in Thiruvalla, said the Catholic church's decision to raise him to a cardinal, making it two cardinals at the same time from Kerala, was also reflective of the Catholic church taking notice of the service of Keralites around the world for the universal church.
St Patrick's Day began as a religious holiday honouring St Patrick - a holy bishop sent to Ireland in 433 AD by Pope Celestine I to draw its people into the fold of Christ's universal church.

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