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Catholicisme en Europe

The 2015 report of the Center for Applied Research in the Apostolate (CARA) provides a global overview of trends in the Catholic Church (the workforce of the Church, sacraments, education, lay ministries, and welfare institutions).
- CARA, Global Catholicism : Trends & Forecasts, 2015.

In 2017, numbers provided by the Fides Agency inform that the number of Catholics is increasing on all continents except Europe, where it is decreasing for the second year in a row (– 1,3 million).
Europe gathers 22,25% of the Catholics of the world, representing 39,87% of the population of the continent. An important decrease in the number of priests (– 2 502), of monks (- 906), and of nuns (– 8 394). Lay missionaries are also less numerous in Europe (– 7 933).

See information given by Fides Agency.

24 octobre 2017