Posts Tagged ‘Catholic numbers’

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:Vatican statistics show Catholic numbers have grown…Former Archbishop of Canterbury acknowledges debt to…Amid a 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