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Christian

adjective     /ˈkrɪs.tʃən/ /-ti.ən/
of or belonging to the religion based on the teachings of Jesus Christ: a Christian charity/organization the Christian faithChristian denominationsThe Roman Catholic Church describes a person or action that is good, kind, helpful, etc.Kind and thoughtful
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