The Richest Church In The World

The church is a place where people gather to worship God through His Son, Jesus Christ. In the world today, there are various denominations in Christianity  holding various doctrines and forms of worship but all centers around the teachings of Christ, its founder.

Among all these churches, which is the richest religious organization in the world in terms of assets, investments and even cash. We shall answer that question in the paragraph below, providing evidence and proof to support our claim.

Which Is The Richest Church In The World?

The Catholic Church is the oldest and richest church in the world and is by far the richest religious institution in history worth more than $150 billion financially. The Catholic Church is headed by the Pope at the Vatican, its headquarters, St. Peter’s Basilica which is the largest church building in the world.

It is worthy of note that the Catholic church is far richer than several countries and has been in existence since the time of the Apostles. In fact, all other churches in Christianity trace their roots from the Catholic church and she also has the largest congregation world-wide.

History of the Catholic Church

The Catholic Church traces its origin to the time of Jesus Christ and his apostles. After he appointed his 12 apostles, Jesus sent them to preach the gospel to the ends of the earth. Out of the twelve, he appointed St. Peter as the first Pope and told him to lead his flocks (Christians). Since the appointment of the first pope, St. Peter till date, the church holds the authority to make laws that govern the activities of the whole Christian faith.

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The Catholic Church tradition teaches that it was during the time of the Pentecost when the Holy Spirit came upon the apostles that the church’s ministry began in earnest. Catholics believe that Saint Peter was the first bishop of Rome and he laid hands on Linus to be his successor, thereby continuing the unbroken line till the current pontiff, Pope Francis who is the 266th Pope of the Catholic church and sovereign of the Vatican City State.

Today, the Catholic church holds the highest population in Christendom and is also the wealthiest religious organisation in the world surpassing all other denominations such as the Church of England, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, Pentecostal and Episcopal churches. She has more than 3000 dioceses in almost every continent and can be found in every country of the world.

The wealth of the Catholic Church is believed to be worth more than $100 billion dollars. This has been argued as some scholars believe that it is impossible to calculate the treasures of the church due to the fact that the Catholic church has hidden treasures, artifacts, valuables and other ancient collections that most people don’t know about.

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  1. Ochomgba chinenye

    God lives in all churches, it doesn’t really matter which is richer
    Ocho-ocho

  2. Okonkwo Isioma Jane

    Wow this is nice. Never knew the Church made this much money.

    -Isy

  3. Bella Niger

    Catholic is indeed the richest church so far, and also their way of worship is great,proud a Catholic

  4. Okonkwo Chukwunonso victor

    Catholic church is the biggest church in the world and have a lot of followers they have a lot of money they make from different revenue.

  5. Hmmm God is our strength

  6. God is our strength. Amen

    Bee

  7. Jonathan igboachusi

    I will live and die a catholic..
    Bluntboy

  8. obi Chikaodili Augustina

    Catholic is the best……Is all over the world….
    JACO

  9. Ezeakudo Mirabel Chinelo

    Wow good to know!!

    Mira

  10. LORD OPTIMOS

    Woah
    Nice info

    -LORD OPTIMOS

  11. Bless

    Wow… Interesting to hear that there is a richest church

  12. Wennie

    wonderful

  13. Dija

    Catholic church are really trying!

    Dija

  14. Onyia Ogochukwu

    financial wealth guage shouldn’t be for the church. I thought the struggle should b about the populace of converts.
    Qwiny

  15. Mimi

    They are also the most populated church in the world

  16. ifediniru chidike Sheediyke

    indeed the richest church with suitable poor masses.
    Sheediyke

  17. Eminent

    please God I need that kind of money in life.

    Eminent

  18. Mimi

    They are also the most populated church

  19. Ifediniru chidike Sheediyke

    indeed the richest church with with suitable poor masses.
    Sheediyke.

  20. Gloria

    Wow.. This is really interesting

  21. Sommy Enyii

    Hmmmm

  22. Udogu Ogechi Victory

    Nice write up. Catholic Church even the ones in the village has the biggest congregation. I have observed so many times at different places

    Miss Cherry

  23. Chidozie chiazokam jennifer

    It deserve it cause no country you go to that u will not see a catholic…
    Zoki

  24. Nazzy b nwankwo chinaza

    Wow d Catholic church is just d best it deserves to be d best.up catholic.

  25. Snazzy

    Indeed it is meeting up with it’s name and it is a good thing

  26. Love

    Thats very good….it is good to serve God

    Love

  27. Miss Ella

    Indeed, Catholic is universal

  28. Gracy ivy

    It is really good to worship

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