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The Roman Catholic Church is a Catholic church body that was founded by Pope Pius VI in the United States in 1789. The headquarters for the Roman Catholic Church is located in Washington, DC (Church in the United States). The Roman Catholic Church is governed by the pope from Vatican City in Rome. The Roman Catholic Church is the largest Christian body in the United States.

The Roman Catholic Church consists of approximately 19,044 parishes nationwide.*

The Roman Catholic Church is a member of the following organizations:

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Contact Information:
Phone: (202) 541-3000
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* Data for number of churches collected in 2006 and used with permission by The Association of Religion Data Archives (; original source: National Council of Churches' Historic Archive CD and recent editions of the Yearbook of American and Canadian Churches.