This is a list of Christian denominations by number of members. It is inevitably partial and generally based on claims by the denominations themselves. The numbers should therefore be considered approximate and the article an ongoing work-in-progress.
The list includes the Catholic Church including the Eastern Catholic Churches ; all the Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox churches with some recognition and their offshoots; Protestant denominations with at least 0. Protestantism is the second largest major group of Christians after the Catholic Church by number of followers. Estimates vary considerably, from million up to more than a billion.
For instance, most of the sources but not all of them include Anglicanism as part of Protestantism see below. Moreover, Protestant denominations do not form a single communion comparable to those of the Catholic Church and Eastern Orthodoxy.
Nevertheless, million is the most accepted figure among various authors and scholars, and thus is used in this article. Note that million figure also includes Anglicanismas well as AnabaptistsBaptists and multiple other groups which have in their scope some denominations that might disavow a common "Protestant" designation, and would rather prefer to be called, simply, "Christian".
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The most common estimate of the number of Eastern Orthodox Christians worldwide is — million, forming a single communion, making it the second largest, single Christian denomination behind the Catholic Church. In addition, there are some Orthodox splinter groups and non-universally recognized churches.
Oriental Orthodox churches are the churches descended from those that rejected the Council of Chalcedon in Despite the similar name, they are therefore a different branch of Christianity from the Eastern Orthodox see above.
Various denominations self-identifying as Catholic, despite not being affiliated with the Catholic Church.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. It has been suggested that this article be merged into List of Christian denominations.
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