In a word, no. The Catholic Church was not founded by any one person or any two people. Instead, its foundation was a process that lasted centuries and does not have any firm single date for its founding. Below, read about the role of Peter, Paul, Constantine and the overall process of the Catholic Church’s foundation.
Did Peter actually start the Catholic Church?
In a tradition of the early Church, Peter is said to have founded the Church in Rome with Paul, served as its bishop, authored two epistles, and then met martyrdom there along with Paul.
Who was the Catholic Church founded by?
pope. pope, (Latin papa, from Greek pappas, “father”), the title, since about the 9th century, of the bishop of Rome, the head of the Roman Catholic Church.