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2nd June 2009 Other important objects considered to be sacred by Catholics are (a) the church, because it is where the people meet for prayer (b) the altar because it represents Christ as the focal point of the church (c) the cross as it reminds Catholics of the sacrifice of Christ. Catholics are supposed to bow whenever they pass the altar or the cross hanging in the church. (d) the vessels used in worship - the chalice and bowl - are also considered to be sacred as they are used to hold the Body and Blood of Christ and must never be used for any other purpose. Catholics also consider the human person (body and soul) to be sacred as all life is a gift from God, and the body believed to be the temple of the Holy Spirit. Less sacred are certain objects such a statues, crosses to be worn, rosary prayer beads, prayer books and religious paintings. == == == ==

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