Catholicism, together with Eastern Orthodox and Protestantism, is the three major sects of Christianity. Catholicism is also called "Public Church", originally meaning "universal" and "duke's". The Latin name of the Catholic Church is Ecclesia Catholica Romana, literally translated as " Rome Catholic Church ", transliterated as "Jatli Church", and freely translated as "Roman Catholic Church". When it was introduced to China in the 16th century, its followers called the god they worshipped as "God", so it was called Catholicism in China. Catholics believe in Jesus Christ and honor Mary as our Virgin. The Catholic Church has a hierarchical teaching system and church management system. Catholic religious rituals there are seven, known as the "seven sacraments," namely Baptism, Eucharist, Confirmation, Kamijina, confession, marriage, extreme unction.
Ming and Qing
On March 19, 1715, Pope Clermont XI issued a papal edict "Since That Day" prohibiting Chinese Catholics from worshiping the sky and offering sacrifices to Confucius:
Even though I have so determined above, there are other reasons outside of China. Those who have no heresy or are not similar to heresy, such as the Qi family's rule of the country, can be followed. Today there are feasible and unfeasible rituals, and both are determined by the envoy of the king. Some people who are not contrary to Catholicism are allowed to do it, and those who are contrary to it are not allowed to do it.