Posts Tagged ‘Vatican statistics’

14,000 people per priest worldwide Comments 0

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 Comments 0

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:14,000 people per priest worldwideNew Catholic priests in Europe mainly PolishSeven women Read more