Posts Tagged ‘Catholic population’

14 million new Catholics recorded from 2015 to 2016

Monday, October 29th, 2018

The number of new Catholics grew by an estimated 14 million from 2015 to 2016. As of 2016 about 1.3 billion of the world’s 7.35 billion people identified as Catholics. Despite the millions of new Catholics, the global catholic population fell by 0.05 percent due to the number of deaths and conversions to other faiths, Read more

More Catholics in the world, and fewer priests

Tuesday, June 9th, 2015

(RNS) A new report mapping the Catholic Church’s more than 1.2 billion souls — on track to reach 1.64 billion by 2050 — holds some surprises. And not all bode well for the church’s future as it faces major demographic and social shifts. “Global Catholicism: Trends & Forecasts,” released Monday (June 1) by the Center Read more