The geographical analysis of the variations in this period highlights the significant increase in baptized people in Africa (+18%).
On the American continent, Catholics reach 48.5% and it is the continent where there is a greater percentage of the increase in Catholics compared to global demographic growth.
In Asia, the incidence of Catholics is 11.1%.
In Oceania, the percentage of the Catholic population on the world total is 0.8%.
The Vatican highlighted a 0.4% decline in Catholics in Europe, where the population grew by 0.2%.