Posts Tagged ‘World Catholic population’

Vatican statistics say Catholics lead globe Comments 0

Monday, April 10th, 2017

The world’s Catholic population is continuing to grow, particularly in Africa. It is the world’s largest religion, say the statistics in the 2017 Annuario Pontificio, or Vatican yearbook. The yearbook says most Catholics live in the same 10 countries. They make up almost 56 per cent of the world’s Catholic population. Altogether, there were about 1.285 Read more

Latest estimated world Catholic population is 1.228 billion Comments 0

Friday, May 9th, 2014

At the end of 2012, there were 1.228 billion Catholics in the world, according to the newly-published Statistical Yearbook of the Church. This was an increase of 14 million (1.14 per cent) on the previous year. Catholics as a percentage of the global population remained essentially unchanged from the previous year at around 17.5 per Read more