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Catholic (From the Greek Katholikos, Universal)

CATHOLIC (from the Greek katholikos, universal)

Person associated with Catholicism or professing a faith in accord with the doctrine and practices of the Roman Catholic Church, based on the principles taught by Jesus Christ and transmitted by the Apostles. There were approximately 50,000 Catholics living in the Occupied Territories in 2002. In Israel, Roman Catholics are mostly guest workers.

SEE ALSO Christianity; Jesus; Roman Catholic Church.

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