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Group Where Number
of
Adherents
% of
total
pop.
Number
of
congreg./
churches/
units
Number
of
countries
Year Source Quote/
Notes
Catholic Caroline Islands 64,089 - 21
units
- 1996 1998 Catholic Almanac: Our Sunday Visitor: USA (1997); pg. 432-437. Tables: "Catholic Population of the United States " and "Percentage of Catholics in Total Population in U.S. ". Figures are as of Jan. 1, 1997.
Catholic Cayman Islands 4,000 13.79% 1
unit
- 1995 1998 Catholic Almanac: Our Sunday Visitor: USA (1997); pg. 333-367. Figures are as of Dec. 31, 1995. Number used for "congregations " is from number of Catholic parishes.
Catholic Central African Republic - 36.00% - - 1979 *LINK* Nance Profiles web site (orig. source: STL Publications, P. O. Box 48, Bromley, Kent, England 1979); (viewed Aug. 1998; now restricted.) Total Population: 2,370,000. Roman Catholics 36%.
Catholic Central African Republic - 33.00% - - 1992 Goring, Rosemary (ed). Larousse Dictionary of Beliefs & Religions (Larousse: 1994); pg. 581-584. Table: "Population Distribution of Major Beliefs "; "Figures have been compiled from the most accurate recent available information and are in most cases correct to the nearest 1% "
Catholic Central African Republic 622,000 18.80% 112
units
- 1995 1998 Catholic Almanac: Our Sunday Visitor: USA (1997); pg. 333-367. Figures are as of Dec. 31, 1995. Number used for "congregations " is from number of Catholic parishes.
Catholic Central African Republic 820,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table: "Religion ": Divided by nations, with 2 columns: "Religious affiliation " & "1996 pop. " [of that religion]. Based on best avail. figures, whether census data, membership figures or estimates by analysts, as % of est. 1996 midyear pop.
Catholic Central African Republic 835,513 25.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) indigenous beliefs 24%, Protestant 25%, Roman Catholic 25%, Muslim 15%, other 11% note: animistic beliefs and practices strongly influence the Christian majority; Total population: 3,342,051.
Catholic Central African Republic 792,000 24.00% - - 1997 Dostert, Pierre Etienne. Africa 1997 (The World Today Series). Harpers Ferry, West Virginia: Stryker-Post Publications (1997); pg. 69. Estimates of % of population in principal religions, & est. 1997 total pop.
Catholic Central African Republic 1,120,000 35.00% - - 1998 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 81-82. "Location: Central African Republic; Population: 3.2 million "; "Most Central Africans profess to being Christian, with 35% of the population being Protestant and 18% being Catholic. "
Catholic Chad 116,000 - - - 1970 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 1 - Africa. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 88-89. "Catholics number about 116,000 (1970), most of whom live around the Pala diocese in Mayo-Kebbi. "
Catholic Chad - 21.00% - - 1992 Goring, Rosemary (ed). Larousse Dictionary of Beliefs & Religions (Larousse: 1994); pg. 581-584. Table: "Population Distribution of Major Beliefs "; "Figures have been compiled from the most accurate recent available information and are in most cases correct to the nearest 1% "
Catholic Chad 433,000 6.80% 98
units
- 1995 1998 Catholic Almanac: Our Sunday Visitor: USA (1997); pg. 333-367. Figures are as of Dec. 31, 1995. Number used for "congregations " is from number of Catholic parishes.
Catholic Chad 1,330,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table: "Religion ": Divided by nations, with 2 columns: "Religious affiliation " & "1996 pop. " [of that religion]. Based on best avail. figures, whether census data, membership figures or estimates by analysts, as % of est. 1996 midyear pop.
Catholic Chile - - 784
units
- 1977 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Catholic Almanac (various years) Table 5: "Catholic Bishops and Parishes in South America "
Catholic Chile - - 803
units
- 1982 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Catholic Almanac (various years) Table 5: "Catholic Bishops and Parishes in South America "
Catholic Chile - - 815
units
- 1987 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Catholic Almanac (various years) Table 5: "Catholic Bishops and Parishes in South America "
Catholic Chile - 81.00% - - 1992 Goring, Rosemary (ed). Larousse Dictionary of Beliefs & Religions (Larousse: 1994); pg. 581-584. Table: "Population Distribution of Major Beliefs "; "Figures have been compiled from the most accurate recent available information and are in most cases correct to the nearest 1% "
Catholic Chile - - 849
units
- 1992 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Catholic Almanac (various years) Table 5: "Catholic Bishops and Parishes in South America "
Catholic Chile 7,497,425 76.70% - - 1993 *LINK* Library of Congress Country Studies In 1992 census, population segment aged fourteen years and older (totaling 9,775,222), 76.7% declared Roman Catholic, 13.2% Evangelical or Protestant, 7% indifferent or atheist, and 4.2% other, including small Jewish, Muslim, and Christian Orthodox.
Catholic Chile 11,330,000 79.80% 892
units
- 1995 1998 Catholic Almanac: Our Sunday Visitor: USA (1997); pg. 333-367. Figures are as of Dec. 31, 1995. Number used for "congregations " is from number of Catholic parishes.
Catholic Chile 11,030,000 - - - 1996 1997 Britannica Book of the Year; pg. 781-783. Table: "Religion ": Divided by nations, with 2 columns: "Religious affiliation " & "1996 pop. " [of that religion]. Based on best avail. figures, whether census data, membership figures or estimates by analysts, as % of est. 1996 midyear pop.
Catholic Chile 11,278,800 78.00% - - 1996 Caistor, Nick. Chile: A Guide to the People, Politics and Culture (In Focus series), Brooklyn, New York: Interlink Books (1998); pg. 81. "Population... 1996 estimate 14.46 million... Religion: 78% Roman Catholic; 10% estimated Evangelicals; 10% other Christian denominations "
Catholic Chile 12,912,261 89.00% - - 1997 *LINK* CIA World Factbook web site (viewed Aug. 1998) Roman Catholic 89%, Protestant 11%, Jewish; Total population: 14,508,158.
Catholic Chile - - 919
units
- 1997 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Catholic Almanac (various years) Table 5: "Catholic Bishops and Parishes in South America "
Catholic Chile - 89.00% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Catholic Chile - 57.50% - - 1998 *LINK* Nazarene web site: Nazarene World Mission Society; (major source: Johnstone's Operation World) Table "Religions "
Catholic Chile - 89.00% - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Wholesome Words: Worldwide Missions " by Stephen Ross, "First Edition, 1998 "; [original sources: The World Book Encyclopedia, c1998.] Table: "Major Roman Catholic Countries of the World "
Catholic China 200,000 - - - 1700 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 146. "By the end of the 17th century, [the Jesuits] had about 200,000 followers. They promoted Confucianism and approved the worship of Heaven & ancestors... in the 18th C. the Dominicans & Franciscans objected to this Confucian tendency... "
Catholic China 500,000 - - - 1890 Bokenkotter, Thomas. A Concise History of the Catholic Church. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co. (1977); pg. 337. "...by 1890 some 500,000 baptized Catholics could be counted, including 369 Chinese priests. "
Catholic China 2,000,000 - - - 1922 Bokenkotter, Thomas. A Concise History of the Catholic Church. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co. (1977); pg. 338. "All of this was accompanied, as might be expected, by a great weakening of the traditional religions: Confucianism, Buddhism, Taoism, and polytheism... The Roman Catholics numbered nearly two million by 1922 and showed a significant increase in native clergy. "
Catholic China 3,000,000 - - - 1937 Bokenkotter, Thomas. A Concise History of the Catholic Church. Garden City, NY: Doubleday & Co. (1977); pg. 338. "Nevertheless, until the Japanese invasion of 1937, the [Catholic] Church continued to grow and had reached nearly three million members. "
Catholic China 3,262,678 - - - 1945 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 146. "Today there are 3,262,678 Chinese Catholics. They operate 438 orphanages, 315 hospitals, 20,520 schools, including 3 [colleges]... Foreign priests number 2,980, while Chinese priests total 2,073... "
Catholic China 4,000,000 0.70% - - 1949 1998 Catholic Almanac: Our Sunday Visitor: USA (1997); pg. 333-367. "No Catholic statistics are available. In 1949 there were between 3,500,000-4,000,000 Catholics, about .7 per cent of the total population. "
Catholic China - - - - 1970 Occhiogrosso, Peter. The Joy of Sects: A Spirited Guide to the World's Religious Traditions. New York: Doubleday (1996); pg. 191-192. "the People's Republic of China was established along Communist lines in 1949. The Marxist government discouraged religion but did not ban it outright; that prohibition occurred during the disastrous period of the Great Cultural Revolution, 1966-78. Then, many Buddhist and Taoist temples and shrines were closed or destroyed and the clergy forced into labor. The same thing happened to the Catholic, Protestant, and Islamic clergy and places of worship that had been established in China. "
Catholic China 3,000,000 0.40% - - 1972 Kinmond, William. The First Book of Communist China. New York: Franklin Watts (1972, revised edition); pg. 4, 74. Pg. 4: "No one really knows how many Chinese there are because distances are so great... roughly 750,000,000... "; Pg. 74: "There are approx. 100 million Chinese Buddhists, 10 million Moslems, 3 million Catholics, 700,000 Protestants, and 20,000 Taoist priests and nuns. "
Catholic China - - - - 1997 *LINK* Zenit. "DOSSIER: BRAZIL AND MEXICO HAVE LARGEST NUMBER OF CATHOLICS " on "Zenit News Agency " web site (online Catholic news); Archives: 13 June 1999 (ZE99061302). (Viewed 19 June 1999). "The Statistical Yearbook [for 1997 figures]... However, it cannot give information on the Church in continental China (except for Hong Kong) or North Korea because there is virtually no data. The number of dioceses and ecclesiastical districts in both these countries is 146. "
Catholic China 10,200,000 1.00% - - 1998 "A Tale of China's Two Churches " in Christianity Today (July 13, 1998). [Source: Amity News Service, Operation World]; pg. 33. Chart
Catholic China 7,000,000 - - - 1998 "Chinese at worship " (caption of photo} in Christian Century (Jan. 7-14, 1998); pg. 11. "Beijing has 70,000... roughly 1 percent of China's 7 million Catholics... "
Catholic China 12,000,000 - - - 1998 "Chinese bishop released, under house arrest " in Christian Century (June 17-24, 1998); pg. 606. "The official Catholic Church has about 4 million members. Some observers contend that the underground Catholic Church has about twice that number. "
Catholic China 10,000,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Wickery, Philip L. "China's Catholics: Tragedy and Hope in an Emerging Civil Society " in The Christian Century (Chicago; Feb 24, 1999, Volume: 116, Issue: 6, pg. 222, ISSN: 00095281); review of: China's Catholics: Tragedy and Hope in an Emerging Civil Society. By Richard Madsen. University of California Press; (viewed online 26 Feb. 1999) "To complicate matters further, churches, religious orders and other Catholic groups overseas maintain their own relationships with China's estimated 10 million Catholics. "
Catholic China: Beijing 40,000 - - - 1989 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 177-178. "The table below, based mainly on official government and CPA [Catholic Patriotic Association] estimates, gives a minimum figure for Catholics in the provinces. " [Technically, some may consider CPA Catholic, but not Roman Catholic.]
Catholic China: Fujian 210,000 - - - 1989 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 177-178. "The table below, based mainly on official government and CPA [Catholic Patriotic Association] estimates, gives a minimum figure for Catholics in the provinces. " [Technically, some may consider CPA Catholic, but not Roman Catholic.]
Catholic China: Gansu 50,000 - - - 1989 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 177-178. "The table below, based mainly on official government and CPA [Catholic Patriotic Association] estimates, gives a minimum figure for Catholics in the provinces. " [Technically, some may consider CPA Catholic, but not Roman Catholic.]
Catholic China: Guangdong 110,000 - - - 1989 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 177-178. "The table below, based mainly on official government and CPA [Catholic Patriotic Association] estimates, gives a minimum figure for Catholics in the provinces. " [Technically, some may consider CPA Catholic, but not Roman Catholic.]
Catholic China: Guangxi 30,000 - - - 1985 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 177-178. "The table below, based mainly on official government and CPA [Catholic Patriotic Association] estimates, gives a minimum figure for Catholics in the provinces. " [Technically, some may consider CPA Catholic, but not Roman Catholic.]
Catholic China: Hainan 3,000 - - - 1989 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 177-178. "The table below, based mainly on official government and CPA [Catholic Patriotic Association] estimates, gives a minimum figure for Catholics in the provinces. " [Technically, some may consider CPA Catholic, but not Roman Catholic.]
Catholic China: Hebei 800,000 - - - 1994 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 177-178. "The table below, based mainly on official government and CPA [Catholic Patriotic Association] estimates, gives a minimum figure for Catholics in the provinces. " [Technically, some may consider CPA Catholic, but not Roman Catholic.]
Catholic China: Heilongjiang 35,000 - - - 1989 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 177-178. "The table below, based mainly on official government and CPA [Catholic Patriotic Association] estimates, gives a minimum figure for Catholics in the provinces. " [Technically, some may consider CPA Catholic, but not Roman Catholic.]
Catholic China: Hubei 50,000 - - - 1988 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 177-178. "The table below, based mainly on official government and CPA [Catholic Patriotic Association] estimates, gives a minimum figure for Catholics in the provinces. " [Technically, some may consider CPA Catholic, but not Roman Catholic.]
Catholic China: Inner Mongolia 200,000 - - - 1986 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 177-178. "The table below, based mainly on official government and CPA [Catholic Patriotic Association] estimates, gives a minimum figure for Catholics in the provinces. " [Technically, some may consider CPA Catholic, but not Roman Catholic.]
Catholic China: Jiangsu 170,000 - - - 1983 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 177-178. "The table below, based mainly on official government and CPA [Catholic Patriotic Association] estimates, gives a minimum figure for Catholics in the provinces. " [Technically, some may consider CPA Catholic, but not Roman Catholic.]
Catholic China: Jiangxi 10,000 - - - 1988 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 177-178. "The table below, based mainly on official government and CPA [Catholic Patriotic Association] estimates, gives a minimum figure for Catholics in the provinces. " [Technically, some may consider CPA Catholic, but not Roman Catholic.]
Catholic China: Jilin 40,000 - - - 1987 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 177-178. "The table below, based mainly on official government and CPA [Catholic Patriotic Association] estimates, gives a minimum figure for Catholics in the provinces. " [Technically, some may consider CPA Catholic, but not Roman Catholic.]
Catholic China: Ningxia 5,500 - - - 1989 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 177-178. "The table below, based mainly on official government and CPA [Catholic Patriotic Association] estimates, gives a minimum figure for Catholics in the provinces. " [Technically, some may consider CPA Catholic, but not Roman Catholic.]
Catholic China: Shaanxi 180,000 - - - 1989 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 177-178. "The table below, based mainly on official government and CPA [Catholic Patriotic Association] estimates, gives a minimum figure for Catholics in the provinces. " [Shaanxi really is listed separately from Shanxi. This is not a typo.]
Catholic China: Shandong 130,000 - - - 1982 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 177-178. "The table below, based mainly on official government and CPA [Catholic Patriotic Association] estimates, gives a minimum figure for Catholics in the provinces. " [Technically, some may consider CPA Catholic, but not Roman Catholic.]
Catholic China: Shanghai 120,000 - - - 1988 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 177-178. "The table below, based mainly on official government and CPA [Catholic Patriotic Association] estimates, gives a minimum figure for Catholics in the provinces. " [Technically, some may consider CPA Catholic, but not Roman Catholic.]
Catholic China: Sichuan 300,000 - - - 1988 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 177-178. "The table below, based mainly on official government and CPA [Catholic Patriotic Association] estimates, gives a minimum figure for Catholics in the provinces. " [Technically, some may consider CPA Catholic, but not Roman Catholic.]
Catholic China: Tianjin 90,000 - - - 1989 Lambert, Tony. The Resurrection of the Chinese Church; Wheaton, IL: Harold Shaw Publishers (1994); pg. 177-178. "The table below, based mainly on official government and CPA [Catholic Patriotic Association] estimates, gives a minimum figure for Catholics in the provinces. " [Technically, some may consider CPA Catholic, but not Roman Catholic.]
Catholic Colombia 18,000,000 90.00% - - 1969 Carpenter, Allan & Jean Currens Lyon. Colombia (series: Enchantment of the World). Chicago: Childrens Press (1969); pg. 57. "The Colombian population of 20,000,000... Ninety percent of the people are Roman Catholic... "
Catholic Colombia - 91.00% - - 1970 Landry, Lionel. The Land and People of Colombia; Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co. (1970); pg. 66. "The Roman Catholic Church, which commands the loyalty of an overwhelming majority of Colombia's people--91%--is in deep disarray. "
Catholic Colombia - - 1,972
units
- 1977 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Catholic Almanac (various years) Table 5: "Catholic Bishops and Parishes in South America "
Catholic Colombia - - 2,216
units
- 1982 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Catholic Almanac (various years) Table 5: "Catholic Bishops and Parishes in South America "
Catholic Colombia - - 2,367
units
- 1987 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Catholic Almanac (various years) Table 5: "Catholic Bishops and Parishes in South America "
Catholic Colombia - 95.00% - - 1992 Goring, Rosemary (ed). Larousse Dictionary of Beliefs & Religions (Larousse: 1994); pg. 581-584. Table: "Population Distribution of Major Beliefs "; "Figures have been compiled from the most accurate recent available information and are in most cases correct to the nearest 1% "


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