Statistics on the Catholic Church in Canada

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Pope Francis’ 37th apostolic journey began on July 24; he will be in Canada until Saturday, July 30. On the occasion of this Journey, the Holy See Press Office released statistics on the Canadian Catholic Church.

In Canada there are:

6,222 priests (4,117 diocesan priests and 2,105 religious priests);
134 bishops;
1,217 permanent deacons;
9,620 professed women religious;
313 members of secular institutes;
18,761 catechists;
3,881 parishes;
2,675 educational centers owned and/or directed by clergy or religious, including 2,179 kindergartens and elementary school, 451 junior high and secondary schools, and 45 colleges and universities.


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