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Jesus Christ was born and died in Palestine. Why did Christianity move to Vatican (Rome) and became the center of Christianity?

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    This should get you started : en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Christianity – Notaras Apr 18 '17 at 3:16
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    I'm pretty sure a few moments researching church history would answer this question adequately. – Conrad Turner Apr 18 '17 at 6:49
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    Apostle Peter established himself in Rome. Later after his death the church or Rome declared that they were the supreme church among others because Jesus declared about Peter the following "On this rock I will build my church". Also that is why the Pope is the successor of Peter. – Santiago Apr 18 '17 at 17:20
  • You might be able to ask this on Christianity StackExchange – A Child of God Apr 19 '17 at 16:18
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    The Vatican is not the center of Christianity. I suppose that there could be many millions of non Catholic Christians who might be upset by your assumption. The Vatican is merely the center of the largest sect, cult, denomination, or group of any kind, of Christians. Because the Vatican in Rome is the center of the largest and most centralized group of Christians, Roman Catholics, it is by far the most significant center of Christian clerical organization. Thus it is easy to assume it is the center of Chrisitanity. – MAGolding Apr 19 '17 at 18:00
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  1. Christianity got established in both capitals of the Roman Empire.
  2. The two parts of the Roman Empire split.
  3. The people around the capital of the Eastern Empire became Orthodox, those around the capital of the Western Empire became what would be called Catholic later on.
  4. Constantinople "fell". That left Rome.
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    If Vatican is capital of Catholics, then what is capital of mainstream Christians? Is there any other Capital for other sects in Christianity as well? Curious to know – Failed Scientist Apr 18 '17 at 6:42
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    @TalhaIrfan The tldr version is that there are 15 "capitals" for the Orthodox Church, a few more for the Oriental churches, One for the Coptics, and many hundreds for the various protestant and pentecostal groups – Notaras Apr 18 '17 at 7:30
  • +1 for the brilliant (if simplistic) summary. – Sara Costa Apr 18 '17 at 7:33
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    @TalhaIrfan what on earth is a "mainstream" Christian? – Some_Guy Apr 18 '17 at 9:26
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    @TalhaIrfan OK, so you don't seem to know that much about Christianity at all. There is no "mainstream Christianity". It sounds like you were talking to maybe an American evangelical? Within their community they would be the mainstream, but globally they are a minority. Main denominations of Christianity and when they split of, and numbers of followers: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_denomination#Taxonomy , en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…. The history of Christianity and Islam are very different, analogies don't really work well. – Some_Guy Apr 19 '17 at 23:41

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