» 06/22/2010, 00.00
Theresa Kim Hwa-young
Number of Catholics in Korea continues to grow
116 thousand more than 2008. Since 1999 there has been an annual increase of 2-3%. In 2008 the number exceeded 5 million. Ordination of priests also increases, around 4913: one for every 1,171 faithful.
25/06/2010 SOUTH KOREA
Korean Church “renews its love for God "
At the conclusion of the priests, dioceses throughout the country gathered around their clergy, called to be "Servant of the Servants of the Lord."
23/04/2014 SOUTH KOREA
Korea’s Catholic Church continues to grow: faithful now 10.4% of the population
The Bishops' Conference releases figures for the previous year: faithful now almost 5.5 million, an increase of 1.5% over the previous year. Since 2003, the statistics show a steady growth of the Catholic population.
Chinese Church celebrates more than 20 thousand baptism at Easter
According to data from Faith Press, between the Easter vigil and Easter Sunday, over 20 thousand people (mostly adults) were Baptized. However people are usually welcomed into the Church at Christmas or during the Chinese New Year. The data shows an increase in conversions.
Beijing, religious freedom according to the Olympics
Foreigners are guaranteed ceremonies, meetings and even mass in their own language; Chinese Catholics from the Official Church are ordered not to hold large gatherings that last too long. Bishops and priests from the underground Church are under house arrest. Msgr. Giulio Jia Zhiguo under round the clock police surveillance. The pretty pictures of China Daily.
Worldwide there are more Catholics, more bishops and more priests
The Statistical Yearbook of the Church records that there are 1.166 billion Catholics on the planet with a growth rate slightly ahead of that of the global population. 5,002 bishops and 409,166 priests. The vitality of Catholicism in Asia, where all data is positive.
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