Monday, May 17, 2010

Did you know...

....that over the past decade the number of Catholics in the world has grown by 11 per cent? Nor did I.Get info here. Chief growth, of course, has been in Africa and Asia. Numbers in Europe have remained stable. There are more than a billion Catholics worldwide, and numbers are still rising. About one sixth of the world's population is Catholic. The number of priests has risen significantly in the past decade, from from 405,178 in the year 2000, to 408,024 in 2007 (last year for which figures are available)and the trend is still upwards.

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