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It’s official: Pope is popular – more than world leaders

[Austen Ivereigh] Most people in the world have a very favourable view of Pope Francis, who is considerably more popular than the world’s leading politicians, according to a new poll. Citizens in 64 countries were asked: “Irrespective of your own … 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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