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What do Christians believe? Show more Show less

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.

Protestants - points of difference Show more Show less

There are approximately 1 billion Protestant adherents worldwide or about 37% of all Christians. A Protestant is an adherent of any Christian bodies that separated from the Church of Rome during the Reformation, or of any group descended from them.
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Protestant Clergy

Women are allowed in the Protestant clergy, and priests can marry.
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The Argument

Priests in most Protestant branches can marry. In the mid 20th century, most main-line Protestant churches began “discussing” the issue and changing their laws to allow the ordination of women.[1] Most Protestant churches now include female clergy.

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