Vatican Statistics

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Catholics attend Mass in Ho, Ghana.

Number of Catholics in Asia and Africa continues to rise

Oct 21, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

The Catholic Church grew by 15 million people worldwide in 2019. Read more

St. Peter’s Basilica seen through a bubble on Dec. 3, 2019.

World Mission Sunday: number of Catholics continues to rise worldwide

Oct 16, 2020

The number of Catholics worldwide increased by almost 16 million in a year to 1.33 billion, according to statistics highlighted... Read more


Vatican stats show continued growth in Africa, Asia

May 13, 2013

Vatican statistics released today show that the number of Asian and African Catholics is continuing its upward trajectory, while the... Read more