The Catholic Church, by the numbers

The Annuarium Statisticum Ecclesiae for 2014 has been published by the Holy See.  It is enlightening to look at the statistics for the global church and to compare the situation in various continents. Despite challenges in Europe and North America, the Church is growing and is growing faster than the population as a whole.

Read more at http://www.lastampa.it/2016/03/06/vaticaninsider/eng/the-vatican/church-is-growing-in-africa-and-asia-but-still-facing-a-crisis-in-europe-sqenPNZEILAHf03o7RujJJ/pagina.html