New Vatican figures show Catholic growth is outside Europe

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ROME (RNS/ENI) The world’s Catholic population grew 11.55 percent between 2000 and 2008, from 1.045 billion 1.166 billion, which was slightly faster than the world’s overall population growth of 10.77 percent, according to new statistics published by the Vatican. The 2010 edition of the Vatican’s statistical yearbook shows that while the number of Catholics in […]

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