What's this? / Report Bad Ads
Latest News
Vatican

Holy See confirms investigation of Order of Malta

January 17, 2017. The Holy See has issued a statement Tuesday in response to "attempts by the Order of Malta to discredit” the new group established by the Vatican to conduct the investigation of why the Chancellor of the Order of Malta was asked to step down.
World

Pope sends condolences for victims of Turkish cargo jet crash

January 16, 2017. On Monday morning, a Turkish cargo plane has tragically crashed in Kyrgyzstan, killing dozens and hospitalizing many others. Many homes and vehicles in the small village are also destroyed. As a result, Vatican Secretary of State, Pietro Parolin has sent a message of condolences to the victims of the disaster on behalf of Pope Francis.
Vatican

Pope Francis to meet with Palestinian president on Saturday

January 11, 2017. Pope Francis will meet with Palestinian president, Mahmud Abbas on Saturday, January 14, at the Vatican to inaugurate the new Palestinian embassy to the Holy See.
Vatican

Former Director of the Vatican's school for diplomats, Justo Mullor dies

December 30, 2016. The smiling archbishop Justo Mullor died this morning in Rome, at the Pío XI Clinic. He was 84 years old.

Church Statistics: Catholic population growing in Africa and Asia

2013-05-18

In Africa and Asia the Catholic population is  proportionally growing double the rate when compared to the general population growth. It's not the same in Europe and Latin America though. There, the Catholic rate has not grown. Rather, it's proportional to the population. 

The decline in some areas and growth in others has leveled numbers off. In 2011, about 16% of Catholics lived in Africa. 48.8% in the Americas, 10.9% is Asia, 23.5% in Europe and about 0.8% in Australia. 

The number of Catholics in Africa has grown by 4.3% and about 2% in Asia. In Europe and America the number of Catholics has remained steady. 

The number of priests has also increased. The last ten years shows a 2.1% increase. In 2012 marked a total of 413, 418 priests. In the last decade the number of priests increased about 39.5% in Africa and about 32% in Asia. The rate in the Americas has kept steady and in Europe the rate has decreased 9%. 

However, the number of permanent deacons in Europe and the Americas has grown 40%. 

The year 2012 shows that the number of seminarians grew 7.5% in the last decade. 

As far as women religious, statistics show there's been a ten percent decrease in the last decade.  But on the other hand the number of female religious has grown 28% in Africa and 18% in Asia. There are a total of 713,000 female religious and 33% of them are in those two continents. 


RCG/KLH 
CTV
-
-BN
-u: