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  • OFFICIAL UPDATE: CHANGING DATES DEVOTIO 2021

    Due to the health emergency resulting from the spread of Covid-19 and the inevitable consequences on all sectors including the exhibition industry, we inform you that DEVOTIO, international religious products and services exhibition, scheduled in February 2021 will be postponed to April 2021 from 18 to 20 (two weeks after Easter). ... More information

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Catholic Church Statistics

The Catholic Church Facts and Figures
The numbers that truly matter


DATI IN ITALY IN THE WORLD
Dioceses  224  2.664
Parishes   25.674  223.752
Cardinals   47  215
Bishops  414  5.237
Diocesan priests  29.389  280.532
Religious priests  14.589  134.816
Deacons  4.343  44.566
Seminarians  450  116.939
Religious women  70.000  682.729
Religious men  20.000  54.559
Number of catholics 57.665.000   1.313.000.000

IN ITALY




Religious institutes

900+

Monasteries, Abbeys, Convents

390

Shrines

3.515

Religious hospitality

4.508

Shops

500

Trade operators

2.800

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The number of Catholics in the World increases in Africa and Asia through the pastoral action carried out in recent decades by the Catholic Church while the data decreases in Europe for the progressive reduction of vocations, priests and people.

If the Old Continent and North America are static, Latin America and Oceania live diffi cult moments, Africa and Asia report an exponential growth.