General statements about “the church” need to be made with consideration of the fact the church has many members in many nations.* That is, the church is more than the members in one nation or region.
For example, “the church” has many thousands of thousands of members in:
- European Union,
- United States,
- Democratic Republic of Congo,
- China, and
And, there are many thousands of members in:
- Faroe Islands,
- Federated States of Micronesia,
- San Marino,
- Tonga, and
* Refer Christianity by country, Wikipedia.