The New Evangelization - Europe



CHURCH STATISTICS
as of 31 December 1997

Patriarchates – 2
Archdioceses – 166
Dioceses – 502
Prelatures – 6
Abbacies – 11
Exarchates/Ords. – 14
Military Ordinariates – 12
Vicariates Apostolic – 1
Apostolic Administrations – 5
Cardinals – 81
Patriarchs – 1
Archbishops – 339
Bishops – 1,037
Priests – 213,398
     Diocesan – 148,595
     Religious – 64,803
Perm. Deacons – 7,536
Brothers – 24,460
Sisters – 388,693
Maj. Seminarians – 27,853
Lay Missionaries – 1,124
Catechists – 399,485
Parishes – 133,811
Kindergartens – 23,283
     Students – 1,810,755
Elem./Primary Schools – 18,363
     Students – 3,416,138
Secondary Schools – 10,425
     Students – 3,614,826
Students in Higher Insts. – 196,918
Baptisms – 2,666,690
Marriages – 1,049,133
Catholic Population – 283,313,000

 

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