Posts Tagged ‘Catholic numbers’

Number of Catholics worldwide rose by 16 million in 2020

Monday, February 14th, 2022

According to statistics released on Friday by the Vatican, the number of Catholics worldwide increased by an estimated 16 million in 2020 to 1.36 billion. The rise was in line with global population growth in the year that the coronavirus pandemic swept the planet, reported Vatican News, the online news portal of the Holy See. Read more

Catholic population in Iceland doubles in 10 years

Friday, March 14th, 2014

The number of Catholics in Iceland has doubled in the last 10 years. According to L’Osservatore Romano, 11,000 Catholics in the north Atlantic nation are served by eight priests and 40 religious, many of whom are young. Continue reading   Related Posts:Global imbalance in catholics-per-priest ratioHalf of Australia identifies as ChristianNumber of Catholics worldwide rose Read more

Catholics in Brazil decline sharply in number

Tuesday, July 10th, 2012

Census figures revealing a sharp decline in Catholic numbers in Brazil have been released a year ahead of Pope Benedict’s planned visit to attend World Youth Day 2013. Out of 191 million Brazilians, 123.2 million define themselves as Catholics — more than in any other country in the world. But in the 10 years to Read more