Apostolic is one of the faiths practiced in After the End. It is a Christian church that originated in Brazil, therefore its success is directly linked with the success of the Northern Captaincy. The faith is similar to the nearby Cult of Saints faiths, as its members can choose one of three Saints-patrons. It is part of the Christian religious group.
"The "Igreja Apostólica", or "Apostolic Church", split from mainstream Roman Catholicism long before the Event over disputes regarding divorce and clerical celibacy. It eventually became known for its relative tolerance of non-Christian faiths. After the chaos of the Event, the Apostolic Church became the dominant Christian faith in most of Brazil, and this position was cemented further when it was adopted by the first post-Event Emperor of the House of Bragança, Pedro the Restorer. All adherents north of the Amazon river are led by the Archbishop of Manaus, although he is only a subordinate of the Church's true leader in São Paulo." ― In-game description of Apostolic
- High God: Deus
- God Names: Deus, the Lord, Jesus, the Blessed Virgin and The Saints
- Evil God Names: The Devil, Satan and Lucifer
- Scripture: The Bible
Present before the Event as a splinter of the Catholic Church, the Apostolic Church is now effectively the state church of the off-map Brazilian Empire and its tributary, the Northern Captaincy. The church diverged from the Papacy in Rome before the Event due to disputes regarding divorce and clerical celibacy. Whether or not it is still regarded as an independent Catholic church or simply a Protestant church is unknown. The Apostolic Church is not present in any provinces besides those of Boa Vista and Takkutu in the northern Amazon. The landed Archbishop of Manaus, vassalized by the Northern Captaincy, is also present on the map as the dejure religious head.
THE FOLLOWING IS CONSIDERED SEMI-CANON CONTENT IN THE AFTER THE END LORE, SINCE ALL INTERACTION HAPPENS AFTER 2666 IN A NON-CONFIRMED DATE This is one of the faiths imported from outside America by interaction with the Brazilian Empire. Specifically, the faith arrives along with the Brazilian Empire through its vassal wars and interactions with on-map powers. The success of the faith in the Americas is thus directly related to the success of the Brazilian Empire.
Like most invaders, Apostolic holy sites are more along the lines of major cities they'd like to have, being as the important cities to their faith are likely off the map.
- Boa Vista
As of 2666, only Boa Vista is held by a Brazilian Apostolic ruler.
- The Archbishop can excommunicate Apostolic characters
- The Archbishop can grant divorces
- The Archbishop can grant the Invasion Casus Belli
- The Archbishop can grant Claims on titles
- Rulers can order adult unlanded courtiers to take the vows
- Priests can marry
- Fleets can navigate major rivers
- There is always a Archbishop, landed or not
- Adherents can become followers of one of three specific saint-patrons
There are three saint-patrons that Apostolic characters may follow similarly to those in the Cult of Saints religious group.
- Nossa Senhora Aparecida - The traditional patroness of Brazil, Nossa Senhora Aparecida has a highly devout following after the Event. Adherents of this cult typically avoid allowing elements of other faiths to influence their worship.
- Nosso Senhor de Bonfim - The cult of Nosso Senhor de Bonfim (Our Lord of the Good End) is centered in the city of Salvador. Followers of this religious cult are more open to religious syncretism than most other Apostolics.
- O Magnânimo - Adherents of O Magnânimo revere Emperor Pedro II of Brazil, otherwise known as The Magnanimous. Declared a saint by the Apostolic Church after the Event. Pedro II was famous for his bravery, humility, and diligence.
As of 2666, Apostolic has 67.3 moral authority.
Apostolic characters in 2666
Independent & Their Vassals
- Emperor Pedro filho de Sebastiao Bragança
- Governor Militant Xabier de Bragança of the Northern Captaincy;
- Apostolic takes its name from the real life Brazilian Catholic Apostolic Church established in 1945 by excommunicated Brazilian Roman Catholic bishop Carlos Duarte Costa, due his opposition to the church's stance on divorce, clerical celibacy and papal infallibility.