, agnostic atheist, raised Catholic. You know, the thing is that despite what people think, Catholics are much much less sectarian than other Christian denominations, so yes, anybody can visit the Vatican. Protestants, Jews, Muslms, hey, even Atheists!
Can Protestants go to the Vatican?
Generally, each Protestant church has its own doctrine. That’s what makes them separate from Catholicism, after all. So, while many Protestants might admire the Pope, they don’t feel particularly bound to submit to papal authority in spiritual matters.
Can non Catholics live in the Vatican?
Few people live in Vatican City and those have official duties there, or are family members of those with the official duties. As for not being a Catholic, while many positions in Vatican City require you to be a Catholic, you are not required to be a Catholic to enter Vatican City.
Why do Protestants not believe in the pope?
The Protestants characterize the dogma concerning the Pope as Christ’s representative head of the Church on earth, the concept of works made meritorious by Christ, and the Catholic idea of a treasury of the merits of Christ and his saints, as a denial that Christ is the only mediator between God and man.
Can a Protestant marry a Catholic?
The Catholic Church recognizes as sacramental, (1) the marriages between two baptized Protestant Christians or between two baptized Orthodox Christians, as well as (2) marriages between baptized non-Catholic Christians and Catholic Christians, although in the latter case, consent from the diocesan bishop must be …
What’s the difference between a Protestant and a Catholic?
The start of the Protestant Church
One of the differences between Protestants and Catholics is the way they view bread and wine during religious services. Catholics believe that the bread and wine actually turns into the body and blood of Christ. Protestants believe it stays bread and wine and only represents Christ.
Why did Protestants remove 7 books from the Bible?
The chief reason why Protestants rejected these biblical books was because they did not support their Protestant doctrines, e.g., 2 Maccabees supports prayer for the dead. The 7-deuterocanonical books are: Tobit, Judith, Wisdom, Sirach (Ecclesiasticus), Baruch, and 1 and 2 Maccabees.
Who is the Protestant leader?
Martin Luther, often called the father of Protestantism, fundamentally changed the Christian world through his force of will and new ideas. He tried passionately to reform the Catholic Church.