The New Evangelization - Oceania




CHURCH STATISTICS
as of 31 December 1997

Archdioceses – 18
Dioceses – 54
Military Ordinariates – 2
Prefectures – 1
Independent Missions – 2
Cardinals – 4
Archbishops – 24 
Bishops – 91
Priests – 5,077
     Diocesan – 2,769
     Religious – 2,308
Perm. Deacons – 167
Brothers – 1,967
Sisters – 11,904
Maj. Seminarians – 797
Lay Missionaries – 236
Catechists – 29,069
Parishes – 2,411
Kindergartens – 588
     Students – 29,238
Elem./Primary Schools – 2,566
     Students – 552,900
Secondary Schools – 735
     Students - 340,738
Students in Higher Insts. – 6,542
Baptisms – 141,054
Marriages – 28,051
Catholic Pop. – 8,020,000

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