Growth in number of Catholics worldwide, number of priests and seminarians also increaseThe data from the Statistical Yearbook of the Church. The faithful of Rome have passed, from 1196 in 2010 to 1214 million in 2011, up 1.5%. Asia remains a religiously vibrant continent: number of faithful and priests rise, as do the number of professed religious who are not priests, seminarians, and in contrast to the world's data, the number of nuns.
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PIME mission, in the footsteps of Benedict XVI and Pope Francis
by Bernardo CervelleraThe PIME Annual General Meeting will discuss the mission ad gentes and "new evangelization"; missionary revival for the older Churches (Italy, USA, Latin America), and the communications media. But above all, the awakening of faith, according to the teaching of Benedict XVI and Pope Francisâ€™ call to "go out to the geographical and existential outskirts".
Pope against "slave labour", for solidarity, in the month of MayIn today's general audience, which falls on the feast day of Saint Joseph the Worker, also International Workers' Day, Francis calls on the world to take "decisive action" against human trafficking as well as work that denies dignity and represses man. He calls on people, especially young people, "to keep your hope alive" because "there is a light at the end of the tunnel." He also calls on families to recite the Rosary during the month of May.