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The good news buried in the St Mary’s survey on Catholicism

[Joe Ronan] Mass on Sunday is four times more popular than Premier League football and two and a half times more people attend a Catholic church during the year than theatres.* These are some of the unreported findings of a … Continue reading

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Church across the globe growing faster than population, new survey shows

[Austen Ivereigh] Numbers of baptised Catholics in the world went from just over 1.1bn to just under 1.3bn over the nine years from 2005 to 2014, an increase of 157m Catholics according to statistics just released by the Vatican. The rate of increase … Continue reading

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