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Of the world’s population of 7.8 billion, Christianity is the most widely practised religion in the world, with more than 2 billion followers. Next in popularity are 1.5 billion followers of Islam and 900 million Hindu. There are many beliefs that Christians have in common. There are however, not unsurprisingly, also many differences in the more than 21,000 Christian denominations.

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While Christianity started with a small group of adherents, many historians regard the spread and adoption of Christianity throughout the world as one of the most successful spiritual missions in human history.
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Christian Clergy

The clergy of the Christian church consists of ordained ministers.
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Clergy are a body of ordained ministers in a Christian church, distinguishing them from leity.[1] Until the 20th century, in most Christian churches, the clergy was restricted to males.

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  1. https://www.britannica.com/topic/clergy-Christianity

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