Catholic Church of Zamastan
|Catholic Church of Zamastan|
St. Andrews Cathedral
|Orientation||Roman Catholic, Church of Sanctaria|
|Separated from||Church of Sanctaria (1689 AD)|
The Catholic Church of Zamastan, also known as the Zian Catholic Church is the largest catholic church in Zamastan. It split from the larger Church of Sanctaria in 1689 after Skithan colonists separated from the Sanctarian institution and at the time was known as the Church of Skithan Fellowships. Originally, the church renounced the authority of the Patriarch of the Church of Sanctaria, though they nowadays find many modern similarities.
The primary rift between the Catholic Church of Zamastan and the Church of Sanctaria regards the sacrament of the Eucharist, where the Zamastanian branch follows the belief that consecrated bread and wine becomes the body and blood of Christ. The Church of Sanctaria maintains that the blood and wine become only blessed symbols of Christ's body and blood. The two churches share similarity in their criticisms: traditionalist beliefs surrounding its refusal to ordain women, as well as the handling of sexual abuse cases involving clergy, have dominated the majority of the Zamastanian church's scandal.