Amazon: Catholic population and communities

In the Amazon Region there are a total of 47 Salesian communities: 22 in urban areas and 25 in rural areas.

There are 245 Salesians currently present in the Amazon: 107 in rural areas and 138 in urban areas.

Both urban and rural areas have a Catholic majority.

In urban areas, the population is 7,660,577 inhabitants; of which 5,561,669 are Catholics (72%).

In rural areas the population is 612,231 inhabitants, of whom 408,382 are Catholics (66.7%).

In the Amazon Region there are 1,219 Catholic communities and 2,123 Pastoral Agents.


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