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 +The '''Latin Church or Rite''' is the majority Rite or particular church within the [[Catholic Church]], comprising roughly 80% of its membership. The Latin Rite is one of the 23 ''[[sui iuris]]'' [[particular Church]]es within the [[Catholic Church]]. This particular Church developed in [[western Europe]] and [[north Africa]], where, from [[classical antiquity|antiquity]] to the [[Renaissance]], [[Latin (language)|Latin]] was the principal language of education and culture, and so also of the [[liturgy]].
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The Latin Church or Rite is the majority Rite or particular church within the Catholic Church, comprising roughly 80% of its membership. The Latin Rite is one of the 23 sui iuris particular Churches within the Catholic Church. This particular Church developed in western Europe and north Africa, where, from antiquity to the Renaissance, Latin was the principal language of education and culture, and so also of the liturgy.



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