Posts Tagged ‘Vatican statistics’

Vatican statistics show Catholic numbers have grown by 16 million

Monday, April 12th, 2021

The Vatican’s Statistical Yearbook shows that there has been a steady growth in the number of Catholics in every continent except for Europe. At the end of 2019, the worldwide Catholic population exceeded 1.34 billion or about 17.7% of the world’s population. This marked an increase of 16 million Catholics or 1.12% increase compared to Read more

14,000 people per priest worldwide

Monday, October 19th, 2020
Catholics is on the rise

New data released by the Vatican shows the number of Catholics is on the rise worldwide. However, the reduction in the numbers of priests is placing pressure on the fewer clergy. The number of Catholics grew 16 million to 1.33 billion in the past year according to figures released by the Vatican ahead of 2020 Read more

Priest numbers decline for first time in decade

Thursday, March 7th, 2019

The percentage of Catholics in the world has remained steady, while priest numbers declined for the first time in almost a decade, according to Vatican statistics. Meanwhile, the numbers of bishops, permanent deacons, lay missionaries and catechists have all increased. Read more Related Posts:Vatican statistics show Catholic numbers have grown…Pope Francis to open event on Read more