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The questioner asked if there is an office or title of "apostle" in the Catholic Church, and seemed to want to know whether there are 12 of them, as in the primitive church. To my knowledge, neither the Catholic, Jewish, nor Protestant traditions recognize the calling/office of "apostle". See also this related answer re hierarchy of order and hierarchy of ...


Short Answer: Reformation and such prepares the ground for religious freedom and an actual restoration of the one church of Jesus Christ. If you dismiss the claim that up until the first big shism in 1054 (according to you), that there was one "universal, apostolic" church, you get a wholly different picture. The only way a reformation can make sense is ...

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