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Magdalenean Christianity (Celestial Ascendance)

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The Magdalenean Church, more often referred to as Magdalenean Christianity, and also called Magdalism is the largest branch of Christianity.
Magdalenean Cross

The Magdalenean Cross, the official symbol of the Magdalenean Church

In contrast to most other branches, Magdaleneans believe that women are just as capable as serving as priests, and hold Mary Magdalene in great reverence, regarding her as the true successor of Jesus, and superior to the apostles. The head of the religion is called the Pope or Popess, whose residence is the Papal Palace of Santa Maria and whose main basilica is the St. Mary's Basilica. The Magdalenean Church also believes that it is good to refer to God as both female and male, and as such use both God the Father and God the Mother.

The Magdalenean Church also believes that Mary Magdalene was the first Pope, and believes in the core tenets of compassion, kindness and sympathy and is one of the largest charities in the world. Magdalism is often praised for its apprach to gender equality is often cited as one of the greatest supporters of equal rights for both genders. As such women may serve in all positions, and may be elected Popess.

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