Roman Catholic and Mormon

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Roman Catholic and Mormon are two very different types of religions, but at the same time they share some of the same customs and beliefs. The world today is filled with many different types of religions and cultures. Some people would argue that most religions are branches of one main religion. This paper looks at the history of both the Roman Catholic and Mormon religions then compares them to each other.


The Roman Catholic Church is a Christian church headed by the pope, who is also the bishop of Rome. Its official title is the Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church. The name "Roman Catholics" is a phrase that serves to distinguish the church from other churches that are Catholic. Christianity is an early religion founded in Palestine by the followers of Jesus.

Christianity is one of the world's major religions. It has been a powerful historical force and cultural influence throughout the world.

Almost all the information about Jesus and early Christians comes from those who claimed to be his followers. Since the followers wrote to persuade believers rather than to satisfy historical curiosity, their writings often raise more questions than they answer.

The Roman Catholic religion began around 25 A.D. The Apostle Peter is believed to be its founder. However, the religion is based on the writings of Peter. Peter's writings are the only exact interpretations of events that took place since Peter was Jesus' right hand man, and went with him everywhere. Peter does not mention once in his writings that he was the founder of Catholicism, because he wasn't.

Jesus started Catholicism in his teenage years, he taught the apostles all about the religion, hoping someday that it would be the only one that existed on earth. Jesus slowly spread the word about...