the Roman Catholic Church, sometimes with the Anglican Church, or, more broadly, the Christian churches of the West.
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How to use Western Church in a sentence
Then the direction taken by the Western Church led to absolute power over the bodies and souls of men.The Walls of Constantinople | Bernard Granville Baker
The Western Church, we feel, must answer for that to God as she can.Rites and Ritual | Philip Freeman
It was he who taught the Western Church to glorify God in song.The Story of Our Hymns | Ernest Edwin Ryden
Not only France, but the whole of the Western Church was agitated by it, and its far-reaching effects have hardly yet passed away.Books Fatal to Their Authors | P. H. Ditchfield
At no period had the official hierarchy of the Western Church been more out of touch with common righteousness and piety.
British Dictionary definitions for Western Church
the part of Christendom that derives its liturgy, discipline, and traditions principally from the patriarchate of Rome, as contrasted with the part that derives these from the other ancient patriarchates, esp that of Constantinople
the Roman Catholic Church, sometimes together with the Anglican Communion of Churches
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