Borders Drawn in Blood
There are several Christian sects outside of the influence of the Papal church. In this area the smallest is the Coptic sect. There is also the emergence of orthodox sects from the Byzantine Empire.
The Coptic faith is one that fused Christian teaching with existing pagan beliefs. It originated in Egypt around 500AD and maintains a small following. A prevalent practice of Coptic Christians is took keep spell books detailing rituals for summoning saints and angels to inhabit one’s body toward a particular task. They are regarded as Heretics by the Papal Church.
Orthodox Christians are the dominant religion in the Byzantine Empire. They have no allegiance to the Pope in Rome, and were formed in response to perceived decadence and immorality in the Roman Church. Their practices are predominantly the same as the Papal church with a very strict adherence to dogma and doctrine. The Papal Church is allied with the various orthodox sects that have emerged. They still refer to themselves as Catholic and maintain apostolic succession in the hierarchy of their church leaders.