Priesthood Grows Worldwide, Shrinks in the U.S.

May 28th, 2014
in News, econ_news, syndication

from Felix Richter, Statista.com
by Niall McCarthy

The number of Catholic priests in the United States is drastically declining.

Follow up:

Back in 1970, there were around 8,000 students in U.S. seminaries, a number which plummeted to 1,300 by 2009. In the mid 1970s, the priesthood numbered almost 60,000. In 2013, however, the total number of priests fell to 39,600.

It isn’t all bad news for the Catholic Church, however. Worldwide, the number of priests is actually increasing. In 1975, there were 404,783 Catholic priests spread across the world. By 2013, this had risen to 412,236.

Infographic: Priesthood Grows Worldwide, Shrinks in the U.S.  | Statista
You will find more statistics at Statista

 









Make a Comment

Econintersect wants your comments, data and opinion on the articles posted.  As the internet is a "war zone" of trolls, hackers and spammers - Econintersect must balance its defences against ease of commenting.  We have joined with Livefyre to manage our comment streams.

To comment, just click the "Sign In" button at the top-left corner of the comment box below. You can create a commenting account using your favorite social network such as Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn or Open ID - or open a Livefyre account using your email address.















 navigate econintersect.com

Blogs

Analysis Blog
News Blog
Investing Blog
Opinion Blog
Precious Metals Blog
Markets Blog
Video of the Day
Weather

Newspapers

Asia / Pacific
Europe
Middle East / Africa
Americas
USA Government
     

RSS Feeds / Social Media

Combined Econintersect Feed
Google+
Facebook
Twitter
Digg

Free Newsletter

Marketplace - Books & More

Economic Forecast

Content Contribution

Contact

About

  Top Economics Site

Investing.com Contributor TalkMarkets Contributor Finance Blogs Free PageRank Checker Active Search Results Google+

This Web Page by Steven Hansen ---- Copyright 2010 - 2016 Econintersect LLC - all rights reserved