The New Evangelization - America



CHURCH STATISTICS
as of 31 December 1997

Archdioceses – 180
Prelatures – 745
Abbacies - 2
Exarchates/Ords. – 5
Miltary Ordinariates – 13
Vicariates Apostolic – 41
Prefectures – 7
Independent Missions – 1
Cardinals – 40
Archbishops – 269
Bishops – 1,356
Priests – 120,013
     Diocesan – 106,495
     Religious – 46,518
Perm. Deacons – 16,267
Brothers – 17,426
Sisters – 240,858
Maj. Seminarians – 34,947
Lay Missionaries – 21,940
Catechists – 1,071,707
Parishes – 53,255
Kindergartens – 14,786
     Students – 1,117,954
Elem./Primary Schools – 22,411
     Students – 7,321,405
Secondary Schools – 9,493
     Students – 3,676,894
Students in Higher Insts. – 458,231
Baptisms – 9,370,868
Marriages – 1,662,500
Catholic Population – 495,756,000

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