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Complete program of pope's trip to Fatima on May 12-13

March 20, 2017. The Vatican has published Pope Francis' program for his upcoming trip to Fatima.
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Pope Francis will travel to Egypt from 28 to 29 April 2017

March 18, 2017. In response to the invitation from the President of the Republic, the Bishops of the Catholic Church, His Holiness Pope Tawadros II and the Grand Imam of the Mosque of Al Azhar, Sheikh Ahmed Mohamed el-Tayyib, Pope Francis will make an Apostolic trip to the Arab Republic of Egypt from 28 to 29 April 2017, visiting the city of Cairo. The programme of the trip will be published shortly.
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Pope to meet with most powerful European leaders on March 24

March 3, 2017. On March 24 a historic meeting will take place between the pope and many of the most powerful heads of government throughout Europe. The meeting was announced by the Director of the Press Office of the Holy See, Greg Burke and will begin at 6 p.m. in the Sala Regia of the Apostolic Palace in the Vatican.

The number of Catholics in the world continues to rise

2016-03-09

For every 100 people, 18 are Catholic. And that number continues to grow. The Vatican's most recent statistics show that from 2013 to 2014, there has been an increase of 18 million Catholics in the world. In total, worldwide, there are 1.2 billion.

Between 2005 and 2014, Africa was the continent with the most baptisms, which created a 41 percent increase of Catholics.

The number of priests has also increased by 9,000, creating a worldwide total of 416,000. In addition, the number of seminarians has increased by 2,500, creating a total of 117,000. The generational shift for priests continues to be a problem in Europe, where there are only 10 candidates per 100 priests. Meanwhile, Africa and Asia have 66 and 54 candidates for every 100.

The number of religious men have only slightly decreased, meanwhile, for religious women, the decline is more pronounced.

In 2005, there were 54,700 religious men, while in 2014, there were 54,500. In the same period, the number of religious women has dropped by 70,000, or about 10.2% less. Currently, there are 683,000.

In total, Christians, not only Catholics, make up 31.4% of the world's population, followed by Muslims with 23.2% and Hindus with 15% .


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