Latest Vatican Statistics For Catholics Show Non-Stop Growth Around The World.

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by Anura Guruge


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Well these statistics indubitably contradict the anecdotal ‘evidence’ that more and more people, especially the young, are adopting a ‘non-affiliated’ lifestyle. However, what is key and interesting in these annual numbers from the Vatican is that the BULK of the growth is coming from Africa and Asia. What these numbers do not state is church attendance. A lot of these Africans and Asians are but Catholic in name. If questioned carefully they will also admit to other affiliations. So the only real accurate measure is how many of these so called ‘Catholics’ regularly attend Mass. That the ‘number of priests, diocesan and religious’ increased, albeit just by a 1,000, while ‘candidates to the priesthood – diocesan and religious – dropped’ is difficult to reconcile at the moment. But this makes interesting reading.


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