The other day I was at the school I got my A.A. degree from and I was talking to the SGA president. Potna was telling me he got accepted to Seton Hall and he has to take some religion classes and he was asking if they were mandatory. I was like, "Yeah they are mandatory. After all it is a Catholic school." Then do was like, "But oh, I'm a Christian." Then ya boy Rex says, "Dude, Catholics are Christians. They started this Christianity shit." Lord forgive me for saying it like, forgive my digression.
This is the failings of the public school system and something you learn in 7th grade History and your 9th grade Global class. How do cats not know basic history of Christianity which is taught in school. You had followers of Jesus (who were basically Jews for Jesus,) that would include Saint Peter'em. They still practiced and kept all of the Jewish holidays, with the exception of they believe that Jesus was the Messiah.
After early Christians broke from Judaism, the Jews for Jesus formed what eventually became the Catholic church. Then you have the Schism in 1054 in which eastern Europte broke from the Church, then in 1547, you had the Protestant Reformation in Western Europe broke from the Church while the southern European nations remained Catholic.
I say all of that to say this, for most of the Church's history, (especially in Western Europe,) if you were a Christian, you were default a Catholic. Also, the only reason why the United States isn't a Catholic nation is because Pope Clement VII didn't grant Henry VIII his annulment to Catherine of Aragon. Henry said "Fuck y'all. I'll start my own church and make myself the head of it."