The New Evangelization - Africa



CHURCH STATISTICS
as of 31 December 1997

Patriarchates – 2
Archdioceses – 78
Dioceses – 367
Military Ordinariates – 3
Vicariates Apostolic – 16
Prefectures – 4
Apostolic Administrations – 1
Independent Missions – 1
Cardinals – 14
Patriarchs – 1
Archbishops – 107
Bishops – 443
Priests – 25,279
     Diocesan – 14,873
     Religious – 10,406
Perm. Deacons – 308
Brothers – 7,083
Sisters – 49,854
Major Seminarians – 19,078
Lay Missionaries – 1,248
Catechists – 329,775
Parishes – 10,497
Kindergartens – 9,867
     Students – 781,536
Elem./Primary Schools – 29,543
     Students – 9,285,102
Secondary Schools – 6,265
     Students 2,050,080
Students in Higher Institutes – 24,093
Baptisms – 3,130,227
Marriages – 272,781
Catholic Pop. – 112,871,000

 

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