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It is a symbol only of his life now present in the believer. Mary's Status - Catholics believe the Virgin Mary is below Jesus but above that of the saints.Protestants believe Mary, though highly blessed, is just like all other believers.Immaculate Conception of Mary - Roman Catholics are required to believe that when Mary herself was conceived, she was without original sin. Infallibility of the Pope - This is a required belief of the Catholic Church in matters of religious doctrine. The Lord's Supper (Eucharist/Communion) - Roman Catholics believe the elements of bread and wine become Christ's body and blood physically present and consumed by believers ("transubstantiation").Most Protestants believe this observance is a meal in memory of Christ's sacrificed body and blood.It can be regained through repentance and the Sacrament of Confession.
Protestants believe forgiveness of sin is received through repentance and confession to God directly without any human intercessor.
Authority Within the Church - Roman Catholics believe the authority of the church lies within the hierarchy of the church; Protestants believe Christ is the head of the church.
Baptism - Catholics (as well as Lutherans, Episcopalians, Anglicans, and some other Protestants) believe that Baptism is a Sacrament that regenerates and justifies, and is usually done in infancy; Most Protestants believe Baptism is an outward testimony of a prior inward regeneration, usually done after a person confesses Jesus as Savior and obtains an understanding of the significance of Baptism.
Canon of Scripture - Roman Catholics include the same 66 books of the Bible as do Protestants, as well as the books of the Apocrypha.
Protestants do not accept the Apocrypha as authoritative.