The '' 'Latin Rite''' designates the particular church which developed in western Europe and northern Africa when and where Latin was the language of education, culture, and diplomacy, and also of the [[liturgy]]. It is now present worldwide and is the majority Rite within the [[Roman Catholic Church ]]. It is distinct from the [[ Eastern Rite Catholic]] Churches, whose liturgies use the languages dominant in their areas at the time of their formation such as Church Slavonic, or a modern language such as Arabic.
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*[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Latin_rite Latin Rite] at Wikipedia