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The pope resides in Vatican City. There are 180 Catholic dioceses and archdioceses in the United States, each headed by a bishop. S. Catholic Conference (USCC). The latter organization deals with the church’s public, educational, and social concerns throughout the country and internationally. The former deals with such church concerns as priestly formation and training, liturgy and family life, and ecumenical and interreligious relations. There are some 380 Catholic bishops in the United States and approximately 50,000 priests, 94,000 sisters, and 6,200 brothers.
A Christian cross is inscribed in the marble next to each name. Several of the Chalcis Jews who were youngsters during the war have told how Father Gregorius placed his life in danger by hiding Jews from the Nazis. The priest also hid the synagogue’s Torah scrolls. When the war ended, the Jews of Chalcis returned, and they affectionately called the heroic priest “St. ” The rest of Greek Jewry was not so fortunate. Historians estimate that 60,000 Greek Jews were murdered during the Holocaust and only 16,000 survived.
It is not a member of either the WCC or the NCC. In recent years the SBC has had a series of well-publicized intra-church conflicts pitting theological conservatives against moderates. The conservatives have emerged the winners in these bitter struggles for control of the denomination’s six seminaries, its publishing house, and the church bureaucracy. ” In the early 1990s the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF) was established by SBC moderates, and approximately 2,000 congregations are affiliated with the new group.