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Catholic - Jesuit world 13,112 - - - 1616 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 390. "Afer 1556 the [Jesuit] order incrased rapidly in numbers and influence. In 1616 there were 13,112 members; in 1710, 19,978 and in 1749, 22,589. "
Catholic - Jesuit world 19,978 - - - 1710 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 390. "Afer 1556 the [Jesuit] order incrased rapidly in numbers and influence. In 1616 there were 13,112 members; in 1710, 19,978 and in 1749, 22,589. "
Catholic - Jesuit world 22,589 - - - 1749 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 390. "Afer 1556 the [Jesuit] order incrased rapidly in numbers and influence. In 1616 there were 13,112 members; in 1710, 19,978 and in 1749, 22,589. "
Catholic - Jesuit world 25,954 - - - 1939 Ferm, Vergilius (ed). An Encyclopedia of Religion; Westport, CT: Greenwood Press (1976; 1st ed. pub. 1945 by Philosophical Library); pg. 391. "Restored by Pius VII in 1814, the Jesuit order [of Roman Catholicism] again spread throughout the world... In 1939 it numbered 25,954 members in fifty provinces, of which 7 were in the U.S., 7 vice-provinces, and 46 missions... "
Catholic - Jesuit world - - - - 1981 Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally pub. as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 379. "Jesuits. Members of the Society of Jesus (SJ), a Roman Catholic religious order founded (1540) by St. Ignatius of Loyola. Neither monks nor mendicants, Jesuits replace choral office and habits with disciplined personal formation based mainly on Ignatius' Spiritual Exercises. They are noted for highly centralized governance, strong ties to the papacy, and practical zeal shown in missions, schools, study of theology, science, humanities, and retreat work. Their rapid growth and quality made them leaders in the Catholic Reformation and, afterward, a strong but sometimes criticized influence. Dissolved in 1773 owing to pressures from monarchs, and reestablished in 1814, the Society is now the largest Roman Catholic religious order of men. "
Catholic - Jesuit world 25,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Web site: University of Scranton; web page: "History of the Jesuits " (viewed 10 April 1999). "Today, the Society of Jesus [Jesuits] has nearly twenty-five thousand members world-wide. "
Catholic - Knights of Columbus Utah 2,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Mims, Bob (compiler). "People of Faith " in Salt Lake Tribune (Saturday, 10 April 1999; viewed online 11 April 1999). "Since its launching 117 years ago, the Knights of Columbus has grown into the world's largest Roman Catholic family fraternal service association with more than 1.6 million members. Nearly 2,000 Utahns belong to the organization. "
Catholic - Knights of Columbus world 1,600,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Mims, Bob (compiler). "People of Faith " in Salt Lake Tribune (Saturday, 10 April 1999; viewed online 11 April 1999). "Since its launching 117 years ago, the Knights of Columbus has grown into the world's largest Roman Catholic family fraternal service association with more than 1.6 million members. "
Catholic - Krizevei Catholic Church world 48,937 - - - 1999 *LINK* Zuck, Jon. "Unofficial Home Page of The One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church " (last updated 21 Mar. 1999). "...Catholic Church... Eastern Churches, Eastern Rites, Greek Catholics, 'Uniate' Churches c. 16,700,000 combined... Byzantine Rites:... Krizevei Catholic Church 48,937; Greek Catholic Church 2,300... "
Catholic - Latin Rite Alberta 640,500 25.42% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Statistics Canada "; web page: "Population, by religion, 1991 Census " (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); Source: Statistics Canada, Catalogue no. 93-319-XPB. table: "Population, by religion, 1991 Census "
Catholic - Latin Rite Australia 4,778,218 26.71% - - 1996 *LINK* Parliament of Australia web site; page: "Census 96: Religion " (viewed 18 Dec. 1999) Self-identification, from 1996 govt. census. "In the 1996 Census, respondents were asked to mark one of the seven specified religions (Catholic, Anglican, Uniting Church, Presbyterian, Greek Orthodox, Baptist, or Lutheran) or to specify a particular religion. Persons with no religion were asked to mark the no religion box. " [Listed in table as "Western Catholic ". Figures for various Eastern rites are listed separately. All are combined in the listing under simply "Catholic "]
Catholic - Latin Rite British Columbia 595,300 18.33% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Statistics Canada "; web page: "Population, by religion, 1991 Census " (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); Source: Statistics Canada, Catalogue no. 93-319-XPB. table: "Population, by religion, 1991 Census "
Catholic - Latin Rite Canada 11,210,385 46.50% - - 1981 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998): "Population, by religion, 1981 and 1991 Censuses " table Total population = 24,083,495. "Catholic " includes Roman Catholic, Ukrainian Catholic, Other Catholic
Catholic - Latin Rite Canada 12,203,600 45.21% - - 1991 *LINK* Government statistics web site (viewed circa Nov. 1998): "Population by religion, 1991 Census " table Total population = 26,994,000. "Catholic " includes Roman Catholic, Ukrainian Catholic, Other Catholic
Catholic - Latin Rite Canada 12,203,600 45.21% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Statistics Canada "; web page: "Population, by religion, 1991 Census " (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); Source: Statistics Canada, Catalogue no. 93-319-XPB. table: "Population, by religion, 1991 Census "
Catholic - Latin Rite India: Kerala 1,700,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Web site: "Syro-Malabar Catholic Mission "; web page: "Church History " (viewed 23 July 1999). "Note: The figures given above are approximate, worked out from various sources. The exact numbers are not readily available. " Table: "Christian Denominations in Kerala "; "Catholics: Syro-Malabar - 3,000,000; Syro-Malankara - 500,000; Latin - 1,700,000 "
Catholic - Latin Rite Manitoba 294,000 27.24% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Statistics Canada "; web page: "Population, by religion, 1991 Census " (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); Source: Statistics Canada, Catalogue no. 93-319-XPB. table: "Population, by religion, 1991 Census "
Catholic - Latin Rite New Brunswick 386,500 53.94% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Statistics Canada "; web page: "Population, by religion, 1991 Census " (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); Source: Statistics Canada, Catalogue no. 93-319-XPB. table: "Population, by religion, 1991 Census "
Catholic - Latin Rite Newfoundland 208,900 37.05% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Statistics Canada "; web page: "Population, by religion, 1991 Census " (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); Source: Statistics Canada, Catalogue no. 93-319-XPB. table: "Population, by religion, 1991 Census "
Catholic - Latin Rite Northwest Territories 21,800 37.98% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Statistics Canada "; web page: "Population, by religion, 1991 Census " (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); Source: Statistics Canada, Catalogue no. 93-319-XPB. table: "Population, by religion, 1991 Census "
Catholic - Latin Rite Nova Scotia 331,000 37.15% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Statistics Canada "; web page: "Population, by religion, 1991 Census " (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); Source: Statistics Canada, Catalogue no. 93-319-XPB. table: "Population, by religion, 1991 Census "
Catholic - Latin Rite Ontario 3,506,800 35.15% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Statistics Canada "; web page: "Population, by religion, 1991 Census " (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); Source: Statistics Canada, Catalogue no. 93-319-XPB. table: "Population, by religion, 1991 Census "
Catholic - Latin Rite Prince Edward Island 60,600 47.31% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Statistics Canada "; web page: "Population, by religion, 1991 Census " (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); Source: Statistics Canada, Catalogue no. 93-319-XPB. table: "Population, by religion, 1991 Census "
Catholic - Latin Rite Quebec 5,856,000 85.99% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Statistics Canada "; web page: "Population, by religion, 1991 Census " (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); Source: Statistics Canada, Catalogue no. 93-319-XPB. table: "Population, by religion, 1991 Census "
Catholic - Latin Rite Romania 1,500,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Stack, Peggy Fletcher ( "compiler "). "World View... ", subhead: "Pope Skips Transylvania " in Salt Lake Tribune (March 20, 1999), viewed online 21 March 1999. [Orig. source: Religion News Service] "Most of Romania's 1.5 million Latin Rite Catholics, who are in communion with Rome, are of Hungarian origin and live in Transylvania. " [Most all Roman Catholics in the world are in the "Latin Rite ", but in Romania between a third and a half of the Catholics are Uniate, or non-Latin Rite, hence the distinction made in this article.]
Catholic - Latin Rite Saskatchewan 296,700 30.40% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Statistics Canada "; web page: "Population, by religion, 1991 Census " (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); Source: Statistics Canada, Catalogue no. 93-319-XPB. table: "Population, by religion, 1991 Census "
Catholic - Latin Rite world 997,000,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Zuck, Jon. "Unofficial Home Page of The One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church " (last updated 21 Mar. 1999). "Catholic Church... Many constituent, largely self-governing Churches called 'Rites.' Latin Rite is overwhelmingly the largest (98% of members) and is headed directly by the Pope, hence, the name 'Roman' Catholic Church, is often misleadingly applied to the entire Catholic Church. Latin Rite of the Catholic Church is the only branch of the Apostolic Church other than some (Independent religious orders) which requires celibacy (non-marriage) of priests. (Other Catholic Rites as well as other Apostolic branches allow married clergy.)... Latin Rite, 'Roman' Catholic Church c. 997,000,000 "
Catholic - Latin Rite Yukon 5,500 19.86% - - 1991 *LINK* web site: "Statistics Canada "; web page: "Population, by religion, 1991 Census " (viewed 9 Jan. 1999); Source: Statistics Canada, Catalogue no. 93-319-XPB. table: "Population, by religion, 1991 Census "
Catholic - Lithuanian parishes USA 140,144 - 87
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- 1916 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997); pg. 128-129. Table 4.2: "Parishes Reporting Use of a Foreign Language for Services, 1916 "; "Source: Bureau of the Census (1919, vol. 1, pp. 81-82). "; 87 parishes (with 140,144 adherents) which use only foreign langauge. Also 9 parishes (10,133 adherents) use English and the foreign language.
Catholic - Malankarese Catholic world 100,000 - - - 1973 Zehavi, A.M. (editor) Handbook of the World's Religions. New York: Franklin Watts (1973); pg. 29. "The most recent reunion of Eastern Christians with Rome on a large scale was that of the Syrian Jacobites of the Malabar Coast of India, under Mar Ivanios in 1930. To distinguish themselves from the Malabarese who remained Jacobites, they called their rite Malankarese. They currently number over 100,000, with 200 priests in two dioceses. "
Catholic - Maronite Australia 14,148 0.08% - - 1996 *LINK* Parliament of Australia web site; page: "Census 96: Religion " (viewed 18 Dec. 1999) Self-identification, from 1996 govt. census. [Listed in table as "Maronite Catholic "]
Catholic - Maronite Germany 6,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* web site: "Religionswissenschaftlicher Medien- und Informationsdienst e.V. " [REMID: Religious Studies Media and Information Service, Marburg, Germany]; web page: "Informationen und Standpunkte " (viewed 2 Aug. 1999). Table: "Religious communities in Germany: Numbers of members " [data published July, 1999]; Listed as "Maronitische Kirche " in table. Source: REMID. [Listed in 'Orthodox and Eastern Churches' section.]
Catholic - Maronite Lebanon - - - - 1182 C.E. Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally published as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 775. "Subsequently other groups of Eastern Christians formed Uniat churches, separating from Orthodox, Monophysite, or Nestorian churches. Only the Syrian Maronites of Lebanon, who joined Rome in 1182, have no counterpart Eastern Church. "
Catholic - Maronite Lebanon - - - - 1861 Ovendale, Ritchie. The Longman Companion to The Middle East since 1914. London & New York: Longman (1992); pg. 220. "Maronites: Originally members of a Christian Church which by tradition had its roots from the 5th Century in the Orentes River valley. The Maronite Church attempted links with Rome during the Crusades, but only established a formal union with the Roman Catholic Church in the 18th century. Headed by a patriarch, the church practises its own liturgy. In the 19th century the Maronites moved southwards into a region of Lebanon where the Druzes lived. Through the intervention of the European powers, the autonomous district of Mount Lebanon was established in 1861 with a majority of Maronites. "
Catholic - Maronite Lebanon - - - - 1920 Ovendale, Ritchie. The Longman Companion to The Middle East since 1914. London & New York: Longman (1992); pg. 220. "Through the intervention of the European powers, the autonomous district of Mount Lebanon was established in 1861 with a majority of Maronites. The Maronites, however, became a minority in Greater Lebanon (1920). From the 1930s until the political disruption of the 1960s, the President of Lebanon was a Maronite. "
Catholic - Maronite Lebanon 330,000 30.00% - - 1932 Tarr, David R. & Bryan R. Daves (editors). The Middle East (6th Ed.); Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc. (1986); pg. 168. Table: "Estimated Demographic Change in Lebanon, 1932 - 1980 "; "Based on population of 1.1 million. "
Catholic - Maronite Lebanon - 30.00% - - 1932 Tarr, David R. & Bryan R. Daves (editors). The Middle East (6th Ed.); Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc. (1986); pg. 167. "A national census in 1932... The census defined the Maronite and the Sunni Moslem communities as the two largest sectarian groups (30% and 20% of the population, respectively)... "
Catholic - Maronite Lebanon - - - - 1970 Cavendish, Richard (ed.). Man, Myth & Magic: An Illustrated Encyclopedia of the Supernatural (vol. 4). New York: Marshall Cavendish Corp. (1970), Chapter author: Roland H. Bainton; pg. 472. "In the 7th century Honorius, the bishop of Rome, tried to reconcile the opposing parties by giving his support to the view that Christ has only one will, a position called Monothelite (from monos, one and thelema, will). This doctrine was later rejected by the eastern and western churches, but is still held by the Maronites, a sect found mainly in Lebanon. "
Catholic - Maronite Lebanon 624,000 24.00% - - 1980 Tarr, David R. & Bryan R. Daves (editors). The Middle East (6th Ed.); Washington, D.C.: Congressional Quarterly Inc. (1986); pg. 168. Table: "Estimated Demographic Change in Lebanon, 1932 - 1980 "; "Based on population of 2.6 million, not including 350,000 Palestinians. "
Catholic - Maronite Lebanon - - - - 1988 Bratvold, Gretchen (ed). Lebanon ...in Pictures (Visual Geography Series). Minneapolis, Minnesota: Lerner Publications Co. (1988); pg. 42-43. "The Maronites are the major Christian group in Lebanon. In the seventh century the Maronites entered a period of controversy with other Christians over teachings about the will of Jesus. Maronites believedin Monothelitism (from the Greek words meaning single will). The Maronites taught that Jesus had only one will made up of human and divine parts. The larger Christian church said that Jesus had both a divine and human will, and it condemned the Maronite teaching. The Maronites retreated into the remote regions of the Lebanon Mountains to practice their faith without persecution... Under ottoman rule the Maronites grew stronger and expanded into some of the coastal areas. In 1943 the National Covenant recognized the Maronites as the beggest religious and political group in Lebanon. "
Catholic - Maronite Lebanon 760,000 - - - 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 - Maronite world 1,000,000 - - - 1981 Crim, Keith (ed.). The Perennial Dictionary of World Religions. San Francisco: Harper Collins (1989). Reprint; originally pub. as Abingdon Dictionary of Living Religions, 1981; pg. 461-462. "Maronite Church. A community composed of Syrians living primarily in Lebanon; it entered into union with Roman Catholicism in the twelfth century... The Maronites, however, continue to preserve some independence. Bishops elect their own patriarch, who is confirmed by the pope; some rural clergy are married, and the old Syrian liturgy is used... There are about one million Maronites in the Near East, mainly in Lebanon, and in North and South America. "
Catholic - Maronite world 1,200,000 - - - 1988 Gall, Timothy L. (ed). Worldmark Encyclopedia of Culture & Daily Life: Vol. 3 - Asia & Oceania. Cleveland, OH: Eastword Publications Development (1998); pg. 500-501. "Maronite: Location: Lebanon; Population: 1,200,000 (1988 estimate); Language: Arabic; French; English; Religion: Maronite (Uniate Catholicism) "; Pg. 501: "During the Lebanese civil war, more than 600,000 Maronites were driven out of their homes and off their lands. The 1988 Maronite population estimate was 1,200,000. Of the 850,000 inhabitants of the Maronite enclave in Lebanon sometimes called 'Marounistan,' 100,000 fled abroad, and 150,000 fled to other parts of Lebanon. Maronites are concentrated in East Beirut... "; "The Maronites are Uniate Catholics: they recognize the authorit of the Roman Catholic Pope, but they have their own form of worship... "
Catholic - Maronite world 2,948,949 - - - 1999 *LINK* Zuck, Jon. "Unofficial Home Page of The One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church " (last updated 21 Mar. 1999). "...Catholic Church... Eastern Churches, Eastern Rites, Greek Catholics, 'Uniate' Churches c. 16,700,000 combined... Antiochene Rites: Syrian Catholic Church 109,547; Maronite Catholic Church 2,948,949; Syro-Malankar 322,988 "
Catholic - Melkite Catholic Church Australia 702 0.00% - - 1996 *LINK* Parliament of Australia web site; page: "Census 96: Religion " (viewed 18 Dec. 1999) Self-identification, from 1996 govt. census. [Listed in table as "Melkite Catholic "]
Catholic - Melkite Catholic Church world 1,073,340 - - - 1999 *LINK* Zuck, Jon. "Unofficial Home Page of The One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church " (last updated 21 Mar. 1999). "...Catholic Church... Eastern Churches, Eastern Rites, Greek Catholics, 'Uniate' Churches c. 16,700,000 combined... Byzantine Rites:... Melkite Catholic Church 1,073,340; Romanian Catholic Church 1,423,800... "
Catholic - miscellaneous language parishes USA 373,330 - 310
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- 1916 Finke, Roger & Rodney Stark. The Churching of America, 1776-1990. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press (1992; 3rd printing 1997); pg. 128-129. Table 4.2: "Parishes Reporting Use of a Foreign Language for Services, 1916 "; "Source: Bureau of the Census (1919, vol. 1, pp. 81-82). "; 310 parishes (with 373,330 adherents) which use only foreign langauge. Also 529 parishes (556,389 adherents) use English and the misc. foreign languages. "Many of the parishes included in this [misc.] row reported the use of more than one foreign language for religious services. One parish reported the use of six different languages. " Languages reported separately in this table are: French, German, Italian, Polish, Spanish, Bohemian, Indian, Lithuanian, Slavic, and Slovak.
Catholic - missionaries Brazil 3,500 - - - 1998 *LINK* web site: "Monday Morning Reality Check " (Protestant); web page: "Brazil, or Saudi Arabia? " by Justin D. Long, 1998 (viewed 5 March 1999) "Brazil has nearly ten times the population of Saudi Arabia... Yet Saudi Arabia has only a handful of people interested in evangelizing it, while more than 7,000 missionaries are at work in Brazil (half of whom are Protestants, and half Catholics). "
Catholic - nominal USA 8,000,000 6.00% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 299. "Gallup reports that about 20% of this group [group of 28% of US pop. which is Catholic] say they are not church members. This 'nominal' portion of the Catholic pop. prob. measures about 4% to 6% of the total U.S. pop., or about 8 mil. adult Catholics "
Catholic - nominal USA 8,000,000 6.00% - - 1990 Kosmin, B. & S. Lachman. One Nation Under God: Religion in Contemporary American Society; Harmony Books: New York (1993); pg. 299. "Gallup reports that about 20% of this group [group of 28% of US pop. which is Catholic] say they are not church members. This 'nominal' portion of the Catholic pop. prob. measures about 4% to 6% of the total U.S. pop., or about 8 mil. adult Catholics "
Catholic - non-Roman world 4,000,000 - - - 1997 *LINK* "From: p.west@mailbox.uq.edu.au (Peter B. West); Newsgroups: aus.religion, aus.religion.christian, alt.christnet.theology; Subject: Re: Anglicans, Catholics, Buddhists?; Date: Mon, 07 Apr 1997 " [Orig. source: "From 'The Public Square' by Richard John Neuhaus (1997); First Things 70 (Feb. 1997): 58-74. http://www.firstthings.com/ "] "Among Christians, there are 56 million Anglicans, 4 million Catholics (non-Roman)... and somewhat over a billion Roman Catholics. "
Catholic - non-Roman world 6,000,000 - - - 1997 *LINK* web site: "Monday Morning Reality Check " (Protestant); web page: "Status of Global Mission 1997 " by Justin D. Long, 1997 (viewed 5 March 1999) "Of the churches, 54 million are Anglicans, 6 million are Catholics (non-Roman), 34 million are marginal Protestants, 197 million belong to non-white indigenous churches, 214 million are Orthodox, 381 million are Protestants and 992 million are Roman Catholics. "
Catholic - non-Roman world 16,700,000 - - - 1999 *LINK* Zuck, Jon. "Unofficial Home Page of The One, Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church " (last updated 21 Mar. 1999). "Total membership of the Catholic Church is approximately 1,013,000,000 in 1998. (Roughly 1/6 of world population)... Latin Rite, 'Roman' Catholic Church c. 997,000,000. Eastern Churches, Eastern Rites, Greek Catholics, 'Uniate' Churches c. 16,700,000 combined "
Catholic - nuns Argentina 12,536 - - - 1972 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Statistical Yearbook of the Church 1996; Catholic Almanac 1975. Table 3.1: "Growth or Decline in Religious Sisters, 1972-1996 "
Catholic - nuns Argentina 11,134 - - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Statistical Yearbook of the Church 1996; Catholic Almanac 1975. Table 3.1: "Growth or Decline in Religious Sisters, 1972-1996 "
Catholic - nuns Bolivia 1,278 - - - 1972 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Statistical Yearbook of the Church 1996; Catholic Almanac 1975. Table 3.1: "Growth or Decline in Religious Sisters, 1972-1996 "
Catholic - nuns Bolivia 2,150 - - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Statistical Yearbook of the Church 1996; Catholic Almanac 1975. Table 3.1: "Growth or Decline in Religious Sisters, 1972-1996 "
Catholic - nuns Brazil 35,984 - - - 1972 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Statistical Yearbook of the Church 1996; Catholic Almanac 1975. Table 3.1: "Growth or Decline in Religious Sisters, 1972-1996 "
Catholic - nuns Brazil 35,935 - - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Statistical Yearbook of the Church 1996; Catholic Almanac 1975. Table 3.1: "Growth or Decline in Religious Sisters, 1972-1996 "
Catholic - nuns Chile 4,745 - - - 1973 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Statistical Yearbook of the Church 1996; Catholic Almanac 1975. Table 3.1: "Growth or Decline in Religious Sisters, 1972-1996 "; "Figure for Chile is 1973, not 1972 (Source: Catholic Almanac 1976) "
Catholic - nuns Chile 6,197 - - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Statistical Yearbook of the Church 1996; Catholic Almanac 1975. Table 3.1: "Growth or Decline in Religious Sisters, 1972-1996 "
Catholic - nuns Colombia 11,000 - - - 1970 Landry, Lionel. The Land and People of Colombia; Philadelphia: J. B. Lippincott Co. (1970); pg. 66. "The Church has, in Colombia, fifty bishops and archbishops, 3,500 priests, and 11,000 nuns. "
Catholic - nuns Colombia 17,804 - - - 1972 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Statistical Yearbook of the Church 1996; Catholic Almanac 1975. Table 3.1: "Growth or Decline in Religious Sisters, 1972-1996 "
Catholic - nuns Colombia 17,537 - - - 1996 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Statistical Yearbook of the Church 1996; Catholic Almanac 1975. Table 3.1: "Growth or Decline in Religious Sisters, 1972-1996 "
Catholic - nuns Costa Rica 887 - - - 1972 *LINK* web site: "Religion in Latin America " (Providence College); web page: "Statistics " (viewed 14 Aug. 1999). [Orig. source: Statistical Yearbook of the Church 1996; Catholic Almanac 1975. Table 3.1: "Growth or Decline in Religious Sisters, 1972-1996 "


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