Catholic places of worship are represented conceptually in-game by the Cathedral, though there is no real gameplay relation between the religion and the building.
Roman Catholicism refers to the theology and doctrine of the Christian church under the auspices of the Holy See, the papacy based in Rome. According to ecclesiastical scholars, Catholicism is distinguished from other branches of Christianity by its commitment to the church’s traditions, to the sacraments, and its priesthood as interpreters of the Bible.
The earliest known use of the term “Catholic Church” is by Ignatius of Antioch around 107 AD. The early church was organized based on the rule of three patriarchs, those of Rome, Alexandria and Antioch – to which were later added the patriarchs of Constantinople and Jerusalem. But too many patriarchs tend to muddy the holy waters.
Soon, the patriarch of Rome claimed special authority based on the connection between St. Peter and that city. For 1000 years, Roman Catholicism dominated Europe, until the Great Schism of 1054 AD that gave rise to Eastern Orthodoxy, a split that had to do with political struggles between Constantinople and the newly-founded Holy Roman Empire, as well as cultural splits between a Greek-speaking religious world and a Latin-speaking one. Some 500 years later another major division in Christianity occurred with the Protestant Reformation, which saw many in Europe reject the teachings and practices of Catholicism in favor of more personal expressions of belief.
Presently, the Roman Catholic Church considers those not in communion with the Vatican to be “non-Catholics” but tolerates differing interpretations of the Bible. A bit of a shift from the days when it burned heretics and most everyone else who differed from the Catholic dogma.
- The constellation that represents Catholicism is the Celtic cross.
- Catholicism is the most-followed religion by the AI, with 12 total leaders following it.
|Civilization VI Religion |
Buddhism • Catholicism • Confucianism • Eastern Orthodoxy • Hindu Dharma1 • Hinduism • Islam • Judaism • Mahayana Buddhism1 • Protestantism • Shaivism1 • Shinto • Sikhism • Taoism • Theravada Buddhism1 • Vajrayana Buddhism1 • Zoroastrianism
City Patron Goddess • Dance of the Aurora • Desert Folklore • Divine Spark • Earth Goddess • Fertility Rites • Fire Goddess • God of Creation (Atum)1 • God of Craftsmen • God of Healing • God of the Forge • God of the Open Sky • God of the Sea • God of War • God of Watery Abyss (Nun)1 • Goddess of Festivals • Goddess of the Harvest • Goddess of the Hunt • Initiation Rites • Lady of the Reeds and Marshes • Monument to the Gods • Odin1 • Oral Tradition • Religious Idols • River Goddess • Religious Settlements • Sacred Path • Stone Circles
|1 Specific scenarios only
Added in the Gathering Storm expansion pack.