The Latin Church is the largest particular church within the Catholic Church. It is a particular church not on the level of the local particular churches known as dioceses or eparchies, but on the level of autonomous ritual churches, of which there are 23, the remaining 22 of which are Eastern Catholic Churches.
The Latin Church developed in the Western Roman Empire (Western Europe and North Africa) where, from classical antiquity to the Renaissance, Latin was the principal language of education and culture. The various Latin liturgical rites that developed in that area also use or have used that language
DIOCESE OF LATIN CATHOLIC CHURCH IN KERALA
The Kerala Region Latin Catholic Bishops’ Council (KRLCBC) is the Regional Episcopal Body in Kerala, comprising the Ecclesiastical provinces of Verapoly and Trivandrum consisting of 2 Archdioceses and 9 dioceses. The Bishops Council (KRLCBC) has also constituted commissions for Liturgy, Bible and Catechetics, Family, Clergy and Religion, Laity and Commission for Education. All of them function united, with the cooperation of Kerala Region Latin Catholic Council (KRLCC) which is the apex body of the Latin Catholics in Kerala
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