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Summary of Religious differences in 1603
Catholics
Church structure
Very hierarchical structure. Headed by the Pope who lives in Vatican. Under the pope is the
Cardinals ~ Arch Bishops ~ Bishops ~ Priests.

Role of Ceremony
Very important to the Catholics, they believed that Priests inherited Christ's power to help…

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Other Beliefs
Most ministers were influenced by Calvinism and supported the predestination idea. But
rejected the church organisation associated with Calvinism. Salvation came through faith
and the Study of the Bible.

By 1603 the Elizabethan church was pretty firmly established. Designed to a bridge between
Extreme Protestant and Catholics.


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