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Fact file: Catholic Church

 
Fact file: Catholic Church
Figures from January 2000

WORLD STATISTICS

  • Total world population
    5,936,398,000
  • World Catholic population
    1,033,129,000
  • Catholic population as percentage of world population 17.3%

UK STATISTICS

  • Catholic population
    4,121,004
  • Number who go to Church on Sundays
    1,005,522
  • Number of parish churches
    2,814
  • Number of priests
    5,429

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