Number of Catholics worldwide edged up, Vatican says

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VATICAN CITY (RNS) The number of Catholics in the world edged up 1 percent in 2009, the Vatican said, bringing to 1.18 billion the number of adherents of the world’s largest church. The statistics appear in the latest edition of the Vatican’s “Annuario Pontificio,” or pontifical yearbook, which was presented to Pope Benedict XVI on […]

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