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5 things to know about the Salesian Cooperators

- It is one of the groups of the Salesian Family founded by Don Bosco
- The Holy See approved the Association of Salesian Cooperators in 1876
- The association currently has about 30,000 members
- They are present in 11 regions of the world
- The current world coordinator is Antonio Boccia, elected in 2018

Presented, the data of 2019 Pontifical Yearbook and "Annuarium Statisticum Ecclesiae 2017"

Data from the 2019 Pontifical Yearbook:

  • 4 new Episcopal offices have been erected, a diocese has been elevated to Metropolitan See, 4 Apostolic Exarchas to Eparchies and 1 Apostolic Administration to Diocese.


Statistical data of the Annuarium Statisticum Ecclesiae 2017:

  • Out of a world population of 7,408 million, baptized Catholics number 1,313 million or 17.7%, distributed as follows: 48.5% in America, 21.8% in Europe, 17.8% in Africa, 11.1% in Asia and 0.8% in Oceania.
  • The apostolic forces (priests and pastoral workers) number 4,666,073 people, with a growth of 0.5% compared to 2016.
  • There are 115,328 candidates for the priesthood, with a decrease of 0.7% compared to 2016.


Salesian bishops

The Salesian bishops are 132.

The first bishop was Monsignor Giovanni Cagliero, ordained in 1884.

The most recent Salesian bishop is Mgr. Salvador Cleofás Murguía Villalobos, ordained in 2018.

All the numbers of the child protection summit

190 people attended the meeting "The Protection of Minors in the Church", which took place from 21 to 24 February.

Present were:

114 presidents of Episcopal Conferences, of which:
36 from Africa
24 from the Americas
18 from Asia
32 from Europe
4 from Oceania
14 leaders of the Eastern Catholic Churches
15 bishops who do not belong to any Episcopal Conference
12 superiors general of religious orders (men)
10 superiors general (women)
4 members of the Roman Curia
5 members of the Council of Cardinals
5 between organizers, presenters and moderator

Source: Avvenire


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